|Leo de Vroomen is the driving force
behind De Vroomen Design. Born in Holland, he made his home in London in 1965. There he
lectured in jewelry design at the Central School of Art for several years before setting
up a studio/workshop with his English wife, Ginnie, also a jewelry designer. Joined by
in-house designer Gisele Moore, this successful partnership resulted in the formation of
De Vroomen Design in 1976. The company has expanded rapidly and gained an international
De Vroomen jewelry is not for the faint-hearted. The designers strongly defined forms make a clear individual statement that requires confidence and poise of its wearer. The bold designs encapsulate a particular quality of style, elegance and sophistication.
The art of repousse gives De Vroomen full scope to create the bold and distinctive forms that make the jewelry so recognizable. Literally thousands of hammer-blows are required to raise and shape a sheet of gold. The result is a unique form with a shimmering surface texture of a softness that cannot be achieved in any other way. Color is also important to Leo de Vroomen in creating jewelry that makes a bold and individual statement. Lustrous South Sea and Tahitian pearls, as well as gemstones or diamonds, are often combined with beautifully crafted gold in De Vroomens rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches. Exquisite craftsmanship is also present in every De Vroomen piece. In the well-hidden hinge on a bracelet, the delicate articulation of a necklace and the thought given to every clasp and fastening.
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