Our Story

Van Gelder Indian Jewellery is a family-run business founded in 1980. The aim for perfection can be considered as a true life’s work, something that perfectly fits Van Gelder’s business and family culture.

History

Van Gelder Indian 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.

 

Art Shows

Next to different art shows in Basel, London and Hong Kong Van Gelder Indian Jewellery exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht, from 1985 until 2018. By continuously collecting and researching the most extraordinary quality of traditional heritage jewellery from India, targeted at an international clientBase of private and institutional collectors, the Company grew steadily into a household name with an undisputed reputation

True Life’s Work

For almost 40 years Van Gelder Indian Jewellery has been on a quest to discover, understand and collect the most extraordinary quality of traditional heritage jewellery from India. All the pieces in the Heritage Collection meet the highest standards of quality, rarity and condition. Developing and perfecting this collection, targeted at an international clientele, is a continuous process. The Van Gelder’s aim for perfection can be considered as a true life’s work, something that perfectly fits their business and family culture.
This has resulted in a strong foundation of expertise, quality awareness, customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit. Based on the unprecedented contribution and perseverance of founder Bernadette, and successfully and carefully developed and expanded by Fleur and Noëlle, van Gelder Indian Jewellery has, over the years, build an impressive international network of influential relationships in India and beyond.