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My Precious Auverture’s founder Bibi van der Velden picks wearable works of art


The jewelry designer Bibi van der Velden had an international upbringing: Born in New York, and raised in the Netherlands and the British countryside, she trained as a sculptor in Florence, Amsterdam and The Hague. In 2005, with a sculptor’s appreciation of the intricate techniques necessary to working with stone and precious metals, she began to make one-off pieces of jewelry—pieces she called “wearable works of art.” Last year, she expanded, launching Auverture, an online portal selling fine jewelry by designer-makers from around the world—chosen, she tells me, for “the stories they tell through their designs.” Here, she explains the stories behind three pieces she’s currently stocking.

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