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, citrine beads
$135.00 CDN
SS, Nevada variscite
18kt y gold, tourmaline
$575.00 CDN
18kt y gold, tourmaline
$2750.00 CDN
SS ring with elephants
SS 3 Sisters
$325.00 CDN
SS 3 Sisters
$325.00 CDN
SS 3 Sisters ring
$215.00 CDN
SS Mnt.Nelson
$325.00 CDN
SS Mnt.Nelson
$325.00 CDN
SS, 18kt yellow gold
$825.00 CDN
14kt yel.g., oxid.SS mountain&chain
$750.00 CDN
18kt green/pal.wh. g, chrysober.,diam
$2875.00 CDN
18kt yel gold, lapis lazuli
$1575.00 CDN
18kt yel gold heart, 14kt yel g. chain
$1025.00 CDN
14kt yel gold forged s-shape hoops
$1325.00 CDN
14kt yel gold, pink tourmaline
$2250.00 CDN
SS forged s-shape hoops
$295.00 CDN
SS, blue chalcedony
$325.00 CDN
14kt wh/18kt yel gold, chrysop., sapph
Tri-coloured gold, green tourmal
$1795.00 CDN
18kt, oxid.SS, pink tourmal
$995.00 CDN
Oxid.SS, purple fresh water pearl
$595.00 CDN
18kt, SS, persian turquoise
$225.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold, 14x coloured diam
$5725.00 CDN
SS, Mt.Nelson with wheat chain
SS forged border, SS "free form" mnt.
$695.00 CDN
SS, amethyst
$395.00 CDN
SS, oxid.SS, black onyx
SS, grey freshwater pearls
$325.00 CDN
SS, quartzified ammonites
SS, amethyst
19kt white g., forged earrings
$1550.00 CDN
SS Mnt. Assiniboine, snake chain
$365.00 CDN
SS, smokey quartz beads
$135.00 CDN
18kt y gold, SS tubes, citrine
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
$325.00 CDN
sterling silver
$285.00 CDN
3 Sisters; SS
$425.00 CDN
18kt y g; onyx
$325.00 CDN