Leo DeVroomen

De Vroomen

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

De Vroomen, 59 Elizabeth Street, London

Biography:

The De Vroomen design philosophy is to create jewellery that encapsulates the qualities of style, elegance and sophistication. De Vroomen jewellery is created for those who appreciate jewellery of the finest craftsmanship, individuality of design and timeless appeal. De Vroomen is world renowned for the use of enamel. Fabulous stones, both precious and semi-precious, are complemented by enamels in a spectrum of colours ranging from the subtle to the exuberant. Leo's passion for pearls is expressed in his use of lustrous South Sea and Tahitian pearls, combined with beautifully crafted gold. The art of repoussé gives Leo de Vroomen full scope to create the bold and distinctive forms that make his jewellery so recognisable. 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. Connoisseurs of De Vroomen jewellery will recognise that the creation of new ideas and the search for ever changing forms and colour combinations inspire every piece.

Specialist Techniques:

Repoussé: The art of repoussé, in which Leo de Vroomen is a specialist, uses hundreds of hammer-blows to raise a design from a single sheet of gold.

Enamel: Leo de Vroomen uses a fabulous range of enamel colours to enhance and enrich his work.

Awards:

De Beers Diamonds International Award, 1974

De Beers Diamonds International Award, 1986

Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 2000

Couture Design Award, USA 2001

Education:

Born and educated in Holland. Master Goldsmith Diploma 1962. Moved to England 1965. Lectured in jewellery design at the Central School of Art, London, before setting up his own studio/workshop in London in 1972. An associate of the Goldsmiths' Company.

Public Collections:

Goldsmiths' Hall Collection - several pieces.

Lichfield Cathedral - silver pyx.


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    Tanzanite Pendant

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    Diamond Bracelet

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    Marquise Tourmaline Ring

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    Cufflinks

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    Aquamarine and Diamond

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    Diamond Earclips

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    Tourmaline brooch

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    Garnet and Aquamarine Rings Set in 18ct Gold

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    The De Vroomen Diamond Bubble Ring

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    Madeira Citrine and Enamel Bangle

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    Tourmaline and Aquamarine Cabochon Necklace

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    A Selection of Band Rings

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