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.
Dragonfly RingOne of Bibi’s most recent bespoke designs is this beautifully crafted, 18k yellow gold Dragonfly Ring, whose body glows with an iridescent opal and whose wings are set with real scarab wings. Bibi worked with the client to repurpose diamonds from one of their existing pieces of jewellery, setting them on the dragonfly’s wings alongside brown diamonds, green tsavorites, and blue sapphires. And for another layer of personal significance, Bibi fashioned five tiny heads on the dragonfly’s articulated tail, to symbolise the client’s family. This one-of-a-kind piece can be worn in several ways – with the dragonfly’s body set on the ring’s shank, or with the tail fixed onto the piece, too, so that it adorns the length of the finger. The dragonfly can also be detached from the ring’s shank, and worn on a chain as a pendant.
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