‘A Talk with Gésine Hackenberg’, Art Jeweller living in Amsterdam

“It all started with my love for spoons!” Gésine Hackenberg At the exhibition of ‘Unleashed’ I scribbled ‘Waanzinnig mooi!’, translated ‘Incredibly beautiful!’, next to her objects in my exhibition leaflet. A few weeks later I saw some of her pottery pieces on the internet and then I knew it
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‘A Talk with Liesbeth den Besten’, Chairwoman of The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation

Françoise van den Bosch was a very passionate Dutch jewellery maker and it is that passion which is the absolute base of  the foundation’s aim; To stimulate the  national and international contemporary jewellery makers in their passion.

In 1980 the foundation was established by friends and family of Françoise after she
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“A Talk with Terhi Tolvanen”, Contemporary Art Jewellery Maker

“Nature & Culture, Rough & Elegance, Raw & Modesty” the work of Terhi Tolvanen in a nutshell.This time I had the honour to have lunch with Terhi Tolvanen from Finland, working in France and easily speaking Dutch because she lived for eighteen years in Amsterdam where she still spends a lot of her
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“A Talk with Gijs Bakker”, Jewellery & Product designer, The Netherlands

“Dutch Design is sober minded, harsh, lightly ironic, with a view to the world, uncomplicatedly constructed & material, opposed to luxury and therefore easily accessible to the public. My purest example of it is the Point-welded bracelet of 1966”.

I consider this article a real treat for you my faithful readers…a talk with none other than Gijs
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“A Talk with Hanco Zwaan”, PhD in gemmology and mineralogy, Director of the Gemmological Laboratory of The Netherlands

“Emeralds have always been my favorites”

This time I have the great honour to introduce you to Hanco Zwaan, Director of the Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory (NEL), Curator of the mineralogy department of Naturalis (the National Museum of Natural History in The Netherlands ) and gemmological researcher. For those who have never heard of Hanco Zwaan before; He’s a true world-wide authority for his
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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