About Monique

In 2013 I started &jewels. Initially to make custom jewellery for myself, but very soon I was in business. I love creating handmade jewellery using the finest treasures that nature gives us: Gold, silver, diamonds and other beautiful gemstones like sapphire, tourmaline and opal. Working with stones that have small inclusions and colours that is a bit "off" are like magic to me. It is the imperfection of the natural stones that make them just perfect. The designs reflect the original shapes and marks of the making process...  Each piece is unique and crafted with dedication. My style is best described as simple, refined  yet elegant.

'When I was young I used to make jewellery out of silver wire and beads. And I was always busy crafting things in my parents workspaces. After a career in professional services I rediscovered the art of working with my hands. Before I knew it I had my own smithy!"

Designing and creating fine jewellery together with clients is almost magical. It is especially rewarding when heritage jewellery from ancestors transform into a contemporary, very personal piece.


& rituals

Jewellery is an important part of rituals. We all know the engagement and wedding rings. Also maternity gold and presents to celebrate crown years of birth are famous.

What about other transformations that you and/ or your loved ones experience? Like suns and daughters becoming men and women.... Becoming adults at 18 or 21...  Switch your career to something you really aspire to... Do we really stand still and celebrate? Rituals are so important to end a period and welcome the new.... And how beautiful it is to mark this transformation with a bespoke piece of jewellery. 

& ancestors

Without them, you would not be born and live your life in this world... They are an important carrier of rituals and transformations and part of the evolution. Gold and gemstones often are passed along generations. Sometimes they are out of fashion, however the value of the material remains. How beautiful is it to wear your family gold again, transformed in a personal contemporary piece. 


& symbols

Symbols reflect the secrets of life and the universe...The help us remember.

Ankh, the symbol of life, Numbers, circles, your own symbol....

& ancient geometry

Ancient or Sacred geometry includes universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, seen in nature and in sacred architecture and art. It is a complex system of religious symbols and structures involving space, time and form.

The basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred. By studying the nature of these patterns, forms and relationships and their connections, insight may be gained into the mysteries - the Universe.

& healing

Jewellery is not only something pretty to wear, although  it is a wonderful way to express who you are. According to the indigenous people, everything beautiful and colourful you collect is part of your medicine. Gold and gemstones are the treasures found in nature that truly enhance your well being.

The healing power of chrystals is also fascinating. For more information click Gemstones



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