Making the Jewellery
VA&P love to work with the highest quality gemstones and diamonds, set in 22ct and 18ct Gold, often also combined with hand hammered and oxydised silver for their distinctive signature antique effect.
Each piece of jewellery is totally unique and is created by hand from conception to finished piece by one single artist in their private studio, and is personally overseen by the master, Kees van Andel, with his meticulous attention to detail.
There is no casting and there are no duplicates. Each piece is made with love and care and can take from between 3 days for a simple ring to 2 weeks for a complex design to make.
Recently VA&P have noticed there is increasing demand for beautiful hand crafted Silver jewellery, so they have added a new Sterling Silver line which includes many of the favourite gold designs recreated with a special twist.
No one jewel is exactly the same as another, so no one jewellery design is ever the same, so you can be sure that your own special Van Andel & Peace design is unique for you and you alone.
Theirs is an Environmental friendly and sustainable workshop, using organic traditional craft methods in metalworking . All their silver and gold is non-toxic and nickel and cadium free and of the highest quality. They buy the raw metals and mix the alloys themselves to ensure total quality control.
Karen and Kees source their stones personally and responsibly in gem markets throughout India, and have worked closely for many years with the same family small gemstone businesses. They select gems of only the purist of quality, and are always on the look out for something new and exciting. All gemstones are hand picked for their unique and exceptional characteristics. For each design there is a history and days of travel and of searching the markets for exactly that stone....