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.


14kt y.g,0.40ct br.diamond,2x 0.05dia
$3875.00 CDN
18kt y.g,brown zircon, 2x 0.05dia
$5045.00 CDN
SS, pyrite in matrix
$475.00 CDN
SS, 18kt, pyrite in matrix
$525.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold, SS, pyrite in matrix
$1325.00 CDN
SS, onyx drusy quartz
$725.00 CDN
18kt red gold, amethyst
$3425.00 CDN
sterling silver, picasso jasper beads
$135.00 CDN
sterling silver, onyx beads
$135.00 CDN
sterling silver, onyx beads
$135.00 CDN
sterling silver, black onyx beads
$135.00 CDN
14kt yellow gold, amethyst beads
$315.00 CDN
sterling silver, tourmaline quartz beads
$170.00 CDN
ss, freshwater pearls
$650.00 CDN
ss mt.nelson pendant 18in chain
$350.00 CDN
SS, tourmaline quartz earrings
$170.00 CDN
SS forged earrings
$305.00 CDN
SS, pink freshwater pearls
$275.00 CDN
14kt w&y pall. gold, blue.chalcedony
$3250.00 CDN
SS, Arizona Turquoise Beads (md)
$235.00 CDN
SS, Arizona Turquoise Beads (lrg)
$295.00 CDN
MT Nelson,14kt yellow & white gold
$1355.00 CDN, bi-colour p.tour, 0.62ctw dia
18kt y.g., coloured diamonds
$5550.00 CDN
18kt y.g., topaz, br.freshwater pearls
18KT Yellow gold earrings w/ Citrine
$405.00 CDN