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Welcome to my world.. Conscious, adventurous and sculptural, that’s how I would describe my jewellery. Expressed by mixing gold, diamonds and semiprecious stones, with ostrich eggs, scarab wings, tahitian pearls and 40,000 year-old mammoth tusk. My continuous search for new materials made me discover the beauty of imperfection. I’m embracing nature’s irregularity by using extraordinary, pure materials such as the most amazing baroque pearls and gems with inclusions art pieces on their own. I try not to look at the obvious, I see nature in a broad sense. The feeling of an unknown world triggers me to look further. I’m a sculptor by profession and in my perception every jewellery piece is a miniature sculpture. Pure craftmanship, nature and other cultures inspire me but true inspiration is to be found everywhere. The smallest of details often stimulate me to start a new collection. For example, the mark on a tahitian pearl could be a star in a galaxy seen on the surface

of that pearl. And because of their supernatural beauty, an opal could form the centre of a space-inspired ring. I believe real luxury is something powerful and compelling, something rare and special that isn’t ubiquitous. As a designer I try to tell the story of my pieces. As a co-founder of designer jewelry platform Auverture, my mission is to discover unusual luxury pieces. At Auverture we select fine jewellery, dreamt up by artists and brought to life by skilled craftspeople in under- theradar ateliers and workshops, scattered across the globe. I strive for the wearer to understand how a piece of jewellery comes into being, and to embrace individual expression through unique pieces. I hope you enjoy looking through the next pages, as much as I enjoy making my jewellery.


Sea Creatures 1 8 K

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I was inspired by my fellow compatriot, the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, who painted his fantasy figures that were half human, half fish many years ago. I also played with the imaginations we have about mermaids. The collection includes moveable mermaid tails that wrap around your finger or wrist, and abalone mother-of-pearl set beneath rock crystal carved into a shell, giving it an opaque mysterious shimmer. As a finishing touch, I combined all this with 18k white and rose gold, set with diamonds and precious stones.


Sea Creatures Shell Earrings


Sea Creatures Shell Bangle Japanese Waves Ring Mermaid Bangle Mermaid Ring


Sea Creatures Poseidon’s Getaway Earrings Poseidon’s Getaway Necklace


Monkey Collection 1 8 K

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Born in the Chinese year of the Monkey, I have always been intrigued by these playful and cheeky animals. The bananas in the collection refer to Andy Warhol’s pop art paintings. The monkeys are made with sterling silver and 18k rose gold, their bodies pavÊ set with brown diamonds and white white diamond eyes. The collection includes other gemstones such as lemon quartz, malachite and vibrant green sapphire and tsavorite.


Monkey Collection Monkey on Banana Earrings


Monkey Collection Two Monkey Necklace Monkey on Banana Ring Monkey Palm Ring


Monkey Collection Monkey Malachite Necklace Monkey on Banana Necklace Monkey On Sapphire Earrings


Scarab Collection 1 8 K

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Historically, Scarab Beetles have always been omens of good luck and light. For me the beauty of scarab wings is evidence that man cannot improve on nature. The natural iridescence combining green, blue, orange, red and black, is truly inimitable. As is often the case in my work, there is an element of repurposing and a love for unconventional materials: the wings form leftovers of the beetles that are eaten as a delicacy in the Far East.


Scarab Collection Scarab Collection

Star and Scarab Earrings Scarab Rings ScarabStackable Bunch Earrings


Scarab Collection Scarab Eternity Ring Stackable Scarab Ring Red Stackable Scarab Ring Topaz Stackable Scarab Ring Rudolf


Scarab Collection Scarab Bunch Earrings Multicolor Scarab Bracelet Scarab Hoop Earrings


Galaxy Collection Big Galaxy Necklace (One of a Kind)


Galaxy Collection 1 8 K

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The universe with all its secrets reminds me of the endless possibilities in life. These starry jewels combine Tahitian pearls or fossilized mammoth tusk with 18k gold, dreamy opals, diamonds, blue sapphires, and other colored gemstones.


Galaxy Collection

Shooting Star Ear Climber Shooting Star Ring Small Galaxy Opal Ring Mini Galaxy Opal Earrings


Galaxy Collection Galaxy Planet Earrings Big Galaxy Opal Ring


Galaxy Collection

Spinning Mammoth Ring


Galaxy Collection Mammoth Star and Moon Earrings Mammoth Saturn Earrings Spinning Necklace Large


Animal Collection 1 8 C T

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The agile and majestic Big Five animals of Africa, as well as their smaller friends, form the inspiration to this collection. I used brown and rose cut diamonds set in oxidized silver to emphasize their organic shapes, set off with 18k gold and beautiful baroque pearls. I have also expanded this collection to include colorful variations, using vibrantly colored gemstones such as green tsavorites, pink sapphire and amethyst.

Animal Collection Pink Elephant Necklace


Animal Collection Lion on Malachite Necklace Lion Stackable Ring Lion Family Ring Green Rhino Necklace


Animal Collection Animal Stud Convertible Earrings Baroque Pearl with Lions Hanging Parts Monkey on Banana Hanging Parts Scarab Wing Hanging Parts


Animal Collection Mammoth Rhino Necklace Mammoth Unicorn Ring Mammoth Iguana Ring


Animal Collection Mammoth Whale Necklace Mammoth Ram Ring Mammoth Hippo Necklace


Mammoth Collection Pop Art Ring


Mammoth Collection 1 8 K

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The Mammoth Collection combines rare and ancient materials with historical craftsmanship. The pieces are created with 40.000 year-old Mammoth tusk, which was discovered in the permafrost of Siberia due to melting ice caps. Consequently, the pieces contribute to preservation of the mammoth. Each piece is a miniature sculpture, carved to perfection and inlaid with 18k gold and precious stones.


Mammoth Collection Pop Art Necklace Pop Art Bangle Pop Art Ring


Mammoth Collection Egg Earrings with Tourmalines Pop Art Earrings Egg Earrings with Diamonds


Ring in A Ring 1 8 K

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Each and every ‘Ring in a Ring’ is a true conversation piece. I developed a special technique that lets you open the ring at the bottom and pull out a smaller ring hidden inside. It also allows one to wear the smaller ring during the day and the larger, more elaborate ring, in the evening. Or pulling out the smaller one can be your party trick during a dinner party. A special piece in this collection is the Bigger The Better Engagement Ring, for which we used inventively cut crystal to create a magnifying effect. Makes your diamond look even bigger!


Ring In A Ring Collection ‘The Bigger the Better’ Ring with Art Deco Engagement Ring


Ring In A Ring Collection Monkey Ring in a Ring


Ring In A Ring Collection Animal Ring in a Ring


Forces of Nature Collection 1 8 K

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This collection is inspired by my passion for protecting and respecting our planet. Each piece is commentary on the powerful natural disasters and phenomena that have worsened due to climate change. Made with 18k gold, silver, diamonds and a variety of gemstones, the Forces of Nature collection should be a conversation starter.


Forces of Nature Collection Tornado Earrings Metling Ice Cap ring


Forces of Nature Collection Wildfire Earrings Tsunami Earrings


PRODUCT STYLE CODES

Shell Earrings E20170632

Shell Bangle B20170682

Japanese Waves Ring R20170665

Mermaid Ring R201728095

Poseidon’s Getaway Necklace N20170613

Poseidon’s Getaway Earrings E20180116

Monkey on Banana Earrings E201728094

Two Monkey Necklace N201517

Monkey on Banana Ring R201728096

Monkey Palm Ring R20170660

Monkey on Sapphire Earrings E20170625

Monkey on Banana Necklace N20170609

Star & Scarab Earrings E201728093

Scarab Eternity Ring R201728094

The Bigger the Better Ring R2017066

Scarab Ring Red R4904

Mermaid Bangle B20180117

Monkey Malachite Necklace N20170608

Scarab Ring Topaz R20170662

Rudolf Scarab Ring R20170663

Scarab Multicolor Bracelet B20154

Scarab Bunch Earrings E4140

Scarab Hoop Earrings E20170631

Monkey Ring in a Ring R201510

Animal Ring in a Ring R5224


Big Galaxy Necklace N5407

Shooting Star Ear Climber E20180107

Small Galaxy Opal Ring R5406

Mini Opal Orb Earrings E20180107

Galaxy Planet Earrings E5310

Big Galaxy Opal Ring R5404

Opal Shooting Star Ring R20180107

Spinning Mammoth Galaxy Ring R20170656

Mammoth Galaxy Star & Moon Earrings E20170624

Mammoth Galaxy Saturn Earrings E20178091

Mammoth Galaxy Spinning Necklace Big N20170603

Pink Elephant Necklace N20171301

Lion on Malachite Necklace N20180102

Lion Family Ring R6082

Lion Stackable Ring R20170651

Green Rhino Necklace N20170601

Animal Earrings Barque Pearls E20658

Monkey on Banana Hanging Parts E20170622

Unicorn Ring R5999

Mammoth Rhino Necklace N20170606

Pop Art Necklace N4105

Pop Art Bangle B6037

Iguana Ring R20170658

Pop Art Ring R5221

Mammoth Hippo Necklace N20170604

Pop Art Earrings E2065

Scarab Wing Hanging Parts E2059

Ram Ring R5229

Mammoth Whale Necklace N20170607

Egg Diamond Earrings E4071

Egg Tourmaline Earrings E2063


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