Before materializing as unique, one-of-a-kind precious objects, these hand-crafted jewellery pieces started out as story fragments. Melody-wisps from a musical instrument maker’s symphony of exotic woods. Ancient rhymes glinting from old-mine cut gems. Songs from Sirens washing pearls and corals in waves. Until along came two tall, story-telling Dutchmen, lit up by laughter, driven onwards by passion. One a jeweller expert-connoisseur; one an outstanding goldsmith – together friends and colleagues for over twenty years.
Now they have a new story to tell...
It’s called The Amsterdam Collection by Statement Jewels – a range of jewellery conceived of and crafted, by hand, from start to finish, in the historic centre of Amsterdam. By up cycling painstakingly-selected elements of jewels who had forgotten how to gleam, and combining these with bright, new, urban-mined golds, Mart van Drunen and Frederik Bakker meld past and present into future. Each one-off piece is uniquely signed and numbered and hand-engraved with a vertical triple-x; the defining symbol of Amsterdam.
Welcome into our story.
White gold, turquoise & kyanite 'Morse code' T.A.C. earrings
Yellow gold, jade and cocobolo wood T.A.C. earrings
Yellow gold, snake wood & red-brown tourmaline T.A.C. ring