We are Heleen Hoogenboom and Sanne Bogers, a bench jewellery duo from the Netherlands.
We have known each other since 2011 and started a small jewellery business together in 2015. Heleen has more than 30 years of experience as a goldsmith. Sanne used to be a teacher for 11 years, before she trained to become a goldsmith. We have been working together in our shop in Bilthoven.
Everything we make in our collection is made by hand. We do not use wax models. We love the synergy between flame, gold and us as makers. We make unique and for the most part one of a kind pieces. And we only work in gold, recycled or Fairtrade.
We have two main collections, the Threads of Life and the Synergy collection. We have a great love for gemstones and pearls and use these in our collections. In the Synergy collection we use the technique reticulation. We create unique textures in gold.
Over the years we have developed our own style and love creating small and delicate works of art. We have the same ideas about beauty, precision, style and craftmanship.
Our workplace is in our store. You can see us working and we always love to explain what we do.
The website, webshop, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are important to us. Here we can show our work, our workplace and what matters to us. And here we do all the work ourselves too.
We use a professional photographer, like Erwin Maes or Natanya Hartgers, for our photos, or Sanne makes the ones for social media like Instagram.
In short we love what we do and love taking you on our jewellery adventure!
Heleen & Sanne