Gild Atelier was founded in 2008 by me, Sophie Teppema. After finishing my education at the ‘Vakschool’ Schoonhoven [the only school in The Netherlands for gold and silver smithing], I worked for several jewelry gallery’s. By chance I was able to get a small shop space in a great location and decided to make the move to shop owner myself.
The shop is located at the most central point of Amsterdam, Dam Square. It is attached to the Nieuwe kerk [church turned museum] giving the shop a characteristic charm. The shop is doing well after 4 years and attracts locals, expats and tourists alike.
My design aesthetic has changed over the years always keeping a delicate simplicity to my work. I now create very fine pieces made with a subtle shimmer. This effect is often created by repetition of shapes to create structure. At the moment my biggest inspiration is lines i’m looking for them everywhere! I like to see how they create shapes that can be translated into my work.
Gold Ring Dimensions: Ring | square wire 1.5mm | Cluster of cubes | height 8mm | width 8mm | length 20mm
A ring with a classic shape and a contemporary touch. The little cubes make light dance on your finger. The size is not too big giving the ring an understated elegance.
Photo credit: Egidio Levendale