My name is Manon ter Hogt and I make and design jewelry. I have my own collection and I also like to make unique pieces. Goldsmith is a old craft where you work with tools and fire. That’s what I like the most about this profession.
From design to jewel
I start with a idea that I sketch out on paper. Then I make it out of clay or wax. When I’m happy with the results and the proportions I start looking for the final material. Then I start fusing, casting and forging. When I’m satisfied with the shape I will add the finishing touches.
Gold, silver and stainless steel are materials I like to work with. There are a lot of colors of gold I like to use: yellow gold, green gold, red gold and rosé gold. For every piece of jewelry I look for matching pearls and gemstones.
My style can be defined as timeless, classic, remarkable and clean design. I get my inspiration from art, the roaring 20’s, art deco, buildings, tools and nature. Quality is very important to me that’s why I experiment with techniques and materials until I’m satisfied.
Would you like to commission a bespoke jewelry piece?
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2006 diploma, Illustrative design Enschede
2010 diploma, Goldsmith entrepreneur Schoonhoven