De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form

April 10, 2017

12 April, 2017 – 26 July, 2017

Open Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 4pm at Goldsmiths’ Hall

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to present De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form, a celebration of five decades of artistic collaboration between renowned husband and wife team, Dutch goldsmith Leo de Vroomen and British jewellery designer and artist Ginnie de Vroomen.

The showcase brings together over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewels, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape. Bold, sophisticated jewellery with flowing lines is placed in conversation with polychromatic abstract art.

Leo has had a long-standing relationship with the Goldsmiths’ Company, having been made an Associate of the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1983. Four highly accomplished De Vroomen pieces form part of the Company’s Contemporary Jewellery Collection and a De Vroomen retrospective was staged at Goldsmiths’ Hall in 1991.

 

 

De Vroomen is well known for its bold use of enamel and was at the forefront of its revival in fine jewellery. Consequently, colourful bangles, earclips, necklaces and rings offer insight into its distinctive style, one that “isn’t influenced by the vagaries of fashion”.

Leo also disagrees with traditional hierarchies of precious and semi-precious stones and considers all gemstones precious. He particularly values unusual stones with interesting inclusions and individual character.

De Vroomen is well known for its bold use of enamel and was at the forefront of its revival in fine jewellery. Consequently, colourful bangles, earclips, necklaces and rings offer insight into its distinctive style, one that “isn’t influenced by the vagaries of fashion”.

Leo also disagrees with traditional hierarchies of precious and semi-precious stones and considers all gemstones precious. He particularly values unusual stones with interesting inclusions and individual character.

 

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