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Jewelry at TEFAF, Van Cleef & Arpels, Hemmerle, Otto Jakob and more!

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 01 April 2016, in Stories

Jewelry at TEFAF, Van Cleef & Arpels, Hemmerle, Otto Jakob and more!

The European Fine Art Fair, also known as TEFAF organizes every year one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world. I met with Van Cleef & Arpels, Wallace Chan, Hemmerle, Verdura and Otto Jakob.

Me and My Jewel: Tine

By Esther Ligthart on Saturday, 19 March 2016, in Stories

Me and My Jewel: Tine

Tine is tall blonde woman, lovely and down to earth. She is also an entrepeneur pur sang. She loves what she does and it's contagious! Tine shares a very intimate and deeply emotional story with us.

Me and My Jewel: Renée

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 11 March 2016, in Stories

Me and My Jewel: Renée

Meet Renée. She is a busy mother of two beautiful girls and works from her home as a goldsmith. Renée is a kind, warm and caring woman, who loves to take time for her clients. She has two pieces of jewelry with a story to share!

Meet Bonebakker Jewelers in Amsterdam!

By Esther Ligthart on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, in Stories

Meet Bonebakker Jewelers in Amsterdam!

It was one of those first crispy, but oh so sunny mornings, that announced that Spring was in the air. I was on my way to Amsterdam to meet Jannie Iwema, owner of the oldest jewelry store in the Netherlands. Bonebakker was established in 1792 (!).Jannie bought the store in 2010 and turned it into a wonderful contemporary store.

Is jewelry the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day?

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 13 February 2014, in Inspiration, Stories

Is jewelry the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is about love. Yes, definitely. But this wasn’t always the case. It has a long history which has nothing to do with love but everything with lovely storytelling :-). The origins of this *tsunami of love day* are found in the Cristian culture.

From Russia with love: Marchak and Jewellery Theatre

By Esther Ligthart on Monday, 10 February 2014, in Stories

From Russia with love: Marchak and Jewellery Theatre

Russia has a wonderful history of jewelry. Probably, what springs to mind first, is the illustrious Fabergé. His eggs are still creating gasps of pure admiration worldwide. But of course, there were others. And I would like to show you a bit more about one with a long history and one with a much shorter history. Let’s dive into Marchak and Jewellery Theatre!

Year of the Horse, a jewelry story

By Esther Ligthart on Saturday, 01 February 2014, in Stories

Year of the Horse, a jewelry story

Most of 2014 will the year of the horse.  ) The horse is one element of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. This year it will be the year of the wooden horse. It was appointed by the yellow emperor as such and the horse is the 7th animal of the Chinese Zodiac.

Teen becomes a multi millionaire: a jewelry business that pays off!

By Esther Ligthart on Thursday, 30 January 2014, in Stories

Teen becomes a multi millionaire: a jewelry business that pays off!

Bella Weems has become a multi millionaire and she is just 17. How did she do it? The story she tells is that her parents gave her NO for an answer when at just 14 she asked them to buy a car for her. Instead they challenged her to earn her own money and start a business. 

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