Whether it’s creating a unique piece of jewellery to mark one of life’s most important moments, or commissioning a design for a loved one, Bibi van der Velden can craft one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces on a bespoke basis.
The bespoke process involves discussions with Bibi about the design direction of the piece of jewellery you would like to create, which can take place either at her Amsterdam studio or remotely. From picking the stones and precious metals that you would like to work into your piece’s design, to collaborating with Bibi to dream up its form, symbolism, and message, creating a bespoke jewellery piece gives a glimpse into the boundless creativity that characterises Bibi’s jewellery.
Once you have decided on the foundations of your jewellery piece, Bibi will keep you updated throughout the process, with beautifully detailed sketches and pictures of the initial forms of the jewellery that she carves in wax. Bibi can design a piece that’s entirely original, or take a family heirloom as the starting point for a new piece of jewellery, lending it a new life with her unmistakably artistic touch.
Alligator Wrap RingThe Alligator Wrap Ring exemplifies the transformational aspect of Bibi’s jewellery. Crafted in 18k recycled yellow gold, the ring’s intricate mechanism took months to develop. The piece is fashioned as an entirely-articulated alligator, whose body wraps around the wearer’s finger. Its jaws move too, snapping to secure the ring shut, with a catch seamlessly set into the creature’s head to click the jaws open and closed. Chiming with Bibi’s signature attention to detail, the alligator’s tail moves from side to side, while its tiny legs move, too. Its eyes, meanwhile, nod to an alligator’s mercurial nature, and flash with green tsavorites.
As with all her pieces, Bibi designed the ring so it looks just as beautiful as standalone object as it does on the hand. Lying flat on the dressing table, the alligator could be lounging in a tropical lagoon.
ALLIGATORS IN NATURE
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