Van Gelder Indian Jewellery was founded in 1980 by our mother, Bernadette Van Gelder-van der Ven, who recognized the incomparable and unique quality, beauty and meaning of age-old traditional Indian jewellery. In the following two decades, through Bernadette’s relentless dedication, uncompromising commitment to quality and knowledge, Van Gelder Indian Jewellery grew into a leading name in its field, creating a large and dedicated following of international private and institutional clients.
In 2000 we, Fleur and Noëlle, joined our mother and took over the reins in 2012. We successfully further expanded the business, initiating new collaborations and projects, building from the solid foundations of quality focus, originality and thorough research.
We are deeply inspired by the drive, creative power and many accomplishments of strong women in life and business and feel extremely privileged to be standing on the shoulders of strong entrepreneurial women in our family.
As a second generation, we spring from strong roots and are ready to embrace new perspectives. These new perspectives meet our personal dreams and aspirations, ánd, so we believe, are the oxygen to keep a business thriving!
We cherish the solid foundation of our first love, traditional Indian jewellery. Beautiful, age old design and craftsmanship has always stirred our imagination. Progressively this triggered a creative process we felt we needed to explore.
This eventually led up to our ambition of expanding Van Gelder Indian Jewellery with our own, contemporary jewellery designs.
With this expansion we are moving in an exciting direction, where Van Gelder Contemporary Jewellery, a yearly Limited Edition, can naturally exist next to Van Gelder Indian Jewellery, the Heritage Collection.
We are committed to fulfill this ambition, and are aiming to launch our debut collection in the very near future!
You are invited to join us on our flight to this new and expanded horizon!