VERA - Unique combination of gemstone with precious metal
Vera van Oort is a skilled goldsmith, graduated from the Schoonhoven vocational school and Arts & Crafts design in Rotterdam. She has mastered various techniques, such as soldering, frosting, filigree, gemstone setting, wax modeling and design, during her training and internships. Besides working on her own workbench, Vera also works at a jeweler in Rotterdam.
She specializes in creating unique jewelry by combining rough and cut gemstones with precious metals. She designs these jewelry herself. She finds her inspiration mainly in nature. Vera works on feeling, for example admiring the beauty of a shell because of its unique shape. Fossils also serve as a separate source of inspiration, with her being fascinated by the delicate veining of a leaf that came to life as far back as 120 million years ago and is now captured as a work of art from the past. Other jewelry designers are also a source of inspiration for her. She appreciates it when a designer comes up with a concept and knows how to realize it technically and aesthetically.
Vera feels immense joy when she completes her own jewelry line and they look as beautiful as she imagined. She is proud when a piece of jewelry turns out to be even more beautiful and elegant than the original idea in her head. It fills her with joy when she sees that the customer is just as happy with the piece of jewelry and wears it with love. The piece of jewelery then acquires an emotional value for Vera herself as well as for the customer.
The making process of a piece of jewelry is not only important for the end result, but also plays a crucial role in creating a piece of jewelry with emotional value.