In November 2017, Van Gelder Indian Jewellery hosted the presentation of Traditional Indian Jewellery, The Golden Smile of India & Beautiful People. His excellence Mr Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands received the first copy of this vast publication at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The books, authored by Mrs Bernadette van Gelder, were offered to H.E. by Dr. P. Rem, curator of Museum Paleis Het Loo. The cocktail party at the Rijksmuseum, was followed by a celebratory diner at Hotel The Dylan Amsterdam. The proceeds of the 250 first copies will benefit Bernadette van Gelder Foundation. This foundation supports female empowerment and education in India. For more information or donations, please refer to www.bvgfoundation.com
The day after the presentation at the Rijksmuseum, we hosted an exclusive reading and book talk by the author, Bernadette van Gelder, accompanied by Indian tea and treats at The Dylan Amsterdam.