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Marleen Hengeveld

  • AMMA Jewelry
  • Jewellery maker
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Master Artisan
Marleen Hengeveld Jewellery maker
Contact
Dutch, English, French, German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+31 617022125
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Alchemist of gold

  • • Goldsmithing runs in Marleen's family
  • • Romantic minimalism is the setting for her jewellery
  • • She believes a diamond brings more than just monetary gain

Marleen Hengeveld’s vocation as a goldsmith is a family tradition. Her mother was a goldsmith before her and worked on jewellery as a hobby. Her grandfather, who used to be the director of what was then a technical college in Amsterdam, introduced goldsmithing to the curriculum for the first time. In her final year of high school, instead of studying for exams, Marleen spent her time making bracelets from beads or sketching. It was clear where her talents lay. Not knowing which direction to take, she took a year out attending an Arts and Crafts college. Following in her mother’s footsteps she learned her trade at the Vocational College for Goldsmiths, eventually specialising in jewellery during a History of Art degree. Her jewels are characterised by fine filigree work and intricate detailing.

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Works

  • © Erwin Maes Photography
  • © Erwin Maes Photography
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  • © Erwin Maes Photography
  • © Erwin Maes Photography
Photo: © Erwin Maes Photography
Filigree ring no. 5

Ring in 18 karat white gold with a large round sea green Tahitian pearl. Made in filigree, a lace like metal technique of very thin wire twined into frames, showing a vase with flower stems debouching at the top of the ring into the flower: the pearl.

Length 2.05 cm
Width 1.55 cm
Height 3.6 cm
Diameter 1.75 cm

Photo: © Erwin Maes Photography
Filigree ring no. 10

Ring in 18 karat yellow gold with a cushion cut yellow hued diamond made in filigree, a lace like metal technique of very thin wire twined into frames, revealing a vase with flower stems debouching at the top of the ring into the yellow diamond flower.

Length 2.05 cm
Width 1.55 cm
Height 2.75 cm
Diameter 1.8 cm

Photo: © Erwin Maes Photography
Butterfly & Golden South Sea Pearl necklace

This pearl necklace consists of round golden South Sea pearls with a lock of 18 karat yellow gold with a marquise cut diamond figuring a butterfly, to be worn as ornament at the front. It is made in filigree, a lace like metal technique of very thin wire twined into frames.

Length 48 cm
Width 4.07 cm
Height 1.55 cm
Diameter 0.5 cm

Photo: © Erwin Maes Photography
Amour en Cage earrings with black diamonds

Earrings in 18 karat yellow gold figuring heart shaped leaf shape ear studs with a pair of stunning pear-shaped rose cut black diamonds hanging with the point downwards. Made in filigree, a lace like metal technique of very thin wire twined into frames.

Length 2.8 cm
Width 1.3 cm
Height 0.55 cm

Photo: © Erwin Maes Photography
Filigree bracelet Golden Cage

Bold rectangular and very finely detailed 18 carat yellow gold bracelet made in filigree, a lace like metal technique of very thin wire twined into frames.They are set with diamonds at the top. Made for Masterly The Hague 2019, the bracelets are inspired by a portrait of Jacoba van Beieren from the Dutch painter Jan Adam Kruseman (1804-1862).

Length 8.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 1.7 cm

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