Bibi van der Velden
Bibi van der Velden’s unique fine jewellery is crafted from sustainable, unexpected materials, among them 60,000-year-old mammoth tusk, ostrich eggs, and scarab wings, composed with precious materials such as 18k fairtrade gold, diamonds, and baroque pearls. Nature and the animal world is another constant in Bibi’s designs. Born in New York and raised in England and the Netherlands, Bibi studied fine arts in Florence, Italy, before honing her eye at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Bibi now creates jewellery and sculpture from her studio in Amsterdam.