The Jewelry Story
Wijnjewoude, Fr. Netherlands
We are Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek, jewelry designers and goldsmiths. Our atelier (studio), The Jewelry Story, is located in a small Dutch village called Wijnjewoude.
We work together for over 25 years making originally handmade jewelry, wedding rings, everyday objects and sculptures.
Most designs are one of a kind, every piece of jewelry is a design by us and individually handmade with impeccable craftsmanship and much love. We use materials such as silver, gold, plexiglass, different types of wood and (semi) precious stones.
Our specialty is working with wood. We have developed a special method for combining wood and precious metal, which does not only produce gorgeous but also durable pieces of jewelry and objects. For instance, we make silver, gold or titanium wedding rings that are inlaid with a thin line of wood.
As for the wood we use: over the years we have collected all kinds of beautiful pieces of wood. Especially for wedding rings we use eighty-year-old cherry and ebony wood.
Materials: Lapis lazuli 14K gold Dimensions: The Lapis Lazuli stone is not very high and has a diameter of almost 2cm.
Beautiful 14K ring with a great Lapis lazuli stone. This (semi) precious stone is purely natural which means the color blue is for real and not painted.
Photo credit: Jan Kerkstra