Founded

Van Gelder Jewellery was founded in 1980 by Bernadette van Gelder – van der Ven. From these early days onwards, the firm specialized in traditional heritage jewellery from India. Travelling all over the country, together with her beloved late husband, Bernadette was dedicated to discover, understand and collect the most extraordinary quality of traditional jewellery from India. Through intensive study and research Bernadette further expanded her knowledge of the history and decorative arts of India, understanding and appreciating the use of materials and techniques, becoming one of the leading experts in this field today.