Dietje Hagedoorn

In Dietje’s formative years her artistic uncle pushed her in the direction of Gold–and–Silver-smithing college in Schoonhoven, the Netherlands. She attended this college for three years, followed by two years of apprenticeship in Vancouver British Columbia. After her apprenticeship she planned to return to the Netherlands, but decided to stay in Canada because of the plentiful job opportunities; the inspiring goldsmith’s community, and the freedom that Canada had to offer. She felt it was possible to make her mark here without all of the obstacles.

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Dietje worked for several jewelers in Vancouver, including the Swedish Jeweler, Ragnar Jeweler, Gold & Silversmiths in Gastown and later Brinkhaus Jewelers.

In 1980 Dietje struck out on her own and worked out of her home in West Vancouver and then moved into her own studio in downtown Vancouver a few years later. In 1990 Dietje opened Forge & Form, a retail shop/studio on Granville Island.

Dietje pulls her inspiration from European design and incorporates it into her own style, creating original designs.

 

SS, Mt.Nelson with wheat chain
$405.00 CDN
SS forged border, Mt.Nelson
$695.00 CDN
SS, amethyst
$395.00 CDN
SS, south sea parl in "clam shell"
$525.00 CDN
SS, coper, sweetwater pearls
$350.00 CDN
SS, pink sweetwater peals
$350.00 CDN
SS, oxid.SS, black onyx
$295.00 CDN
SS, wh. freshwater peals in "clam shell"
$350.00 CDN
SS, grey freshwater pearls
$325.00 CDN
SS, oxid.SS, tourmaline/quartz
$625.00 CDN
SS, quartzified aminites
$325.00 CDN
SS, arizona turquoise
SOLD
SS, amethyst
$135.00 CDN
SS, tourmailne/quartz
$135.00 CDN
SS, picasso jasper
$135.00 CDN
stearling silver
$205.00 CDN
19kt white g., forged earrings
$1550.00 CDN
SS Mt.Rundle, SS chain
SOLD
SS Mt.Nelson, SS snake chain
$325.00 CDN
SS "free form" mountain, snake chain
$365.00 CDN
sterling silver
$275.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold
$895.00 CDN
SS, citrine beads
$135.00 CDN
SS, smokey quartz beads
$135.00 CDN
18kt y gold, SS tubes, citrine
$375.00 CDN
18kt y gold, chrysobeyl
$1300.00 CDN
18kt y gold, freshwater pearl
$550.00 CDN
18kt y gold, sunstone, br.diam
$1500.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold
$1005.00 CDN
sterling silver
$285.00 CDN
18kt y gold, SS, Mt Neslon
$575.00 CDN
Green Chrysoprase, SS
SOLD
sterling silver
$285.00 CDN
3 Sisters; SS
$425.00 CDN
18kt y g; onyx
$325.00 CDN