Colette van Essen
Colette was born in Canada but moved to the Netherlands at the age of twelve. Later she graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven and trained as a goldsmith for 4 years.
Her most recent jewelry collection consists almost entirely of pre-owned / vintage sterling silver (chain and other components). She likes to leave any inscriptions and some of the patina on the components intact. It shows their history and adds to the new design. But due to the soldering proces and subsequent polishing many pieces could pass as “new”.
She designs her jewelry for people with a modern individual style that want to wear unique pieces of jewelry; preferably ones that were produced responsibly. But ultimately her goal is to make beautiful jewelry people will cherish regardless of the source.