Bibi van der Velden
A sculptor by profession, jeweller Bibi van der Velden's fine jewellery pieces are works of art in their own right—except they're wearable. Inspired by culture and the wonders of this extraordinary world, Bibi van der Velden embraces the curious powers of nature and the environment in her jewelry collections. Velden's adventurous spirit and continuous search for the new, has led her to find beauty in the unknown, whether that's tahitian pearls, scarab wings, ostrich eggs, antique Chinese jade, or sourcing 40,000 year-old mammoth tusk, inspiration is everywhere. The idea that true luxury is something powerful and compelling, something of rare and exceptional quality that isn’t ubiquitous, is apparent in the craftsmanship of Bibi van der Velden's conceptual jewellery pieces, each of which is one-of-a-kind with its own special unique story. It is this perfect collision of the worlds of art, fashion and sculpture that makes Bibi van der Velden's jewellery so fascinating, like miniature sculptures, each piece bears the surprising mixture of pure materials such as the most remarkable baroque pearls, gems and ivory with inclusions of diamonds, gold and semiprecious stones—fine jewellery has never been finer.