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 peak pendant
$355.00 CDN
ss mt peak pendant
$355.00 CDN
ss mt nelson earrings
$375.00 CDN
18kt gold wire with amethyst beads
$725.00 CDN
ss wire earrings with apatite beads
$125.00 CDN
ss wire earrings with onyx beads
$135.00 CDN
ss & turquoise bead necklace
$725.00 CDN
ss wire earrings with rose quartz beads
$135.00 CDN
ss wire earrings with turquoise beads
$135.00 CDN
ss wire earrings with amethyst beads
$295.00 CDN
18kt y.gold wire, blk onyx beads
$525.00 CDN
Mnt Nelson Pendant, ss & 14kt y,gold
$945.00 CDN
SS mnt nelson w/wheat chain
$355.00 CDN
ss wire earrings w/onyx bead sm
$125.00 CDN
ss wire earrings w/faceted turquoise
SOLD
Mnt Pendant, ss & 18kt y,gold
$495.00 CDN
Three sisters pendant, ss,18kt gold
SOLD
Three sisters pendant, ss,18kt gold
$485.00 CDN
Castle Mountian pendant, ss
$345.00 CDN
Mt.Nelson pendant,ss
SOLD
Three sisters pendant, ss
$355.00 CDN
Mt. Red Streak SS
$355.00 CDN
Rockies Mnt Pemdant SS
$355.00 CDN
Mt. Pendant ss, polished border
$425.00 CDN
Mt. Assiniboine pendant ss
$325.00 CDN
Chalcedony,18ktygld,14ktwhgld
$3085.00 CDN
18kt y.gld earrings, frwater pearls
$1725.00 CDN
18kt y gld,14kt wt.gld, 3 Sisters
$2850.00 CDN
SS mountain ring, 0.024ct diamond
$525.00 CDN
18kt y.g., coloured diamonds
$5550.00 CDN
18kt y.g., topaz, br.freshwater pearls
$1895.00 CDN
SS, blk druzy onyx, tourm.quartz
$1495.00 CDN
18kt y.g., blk jade, pink tourm
$3895.00 CDN
18kt y.g., Zamb. ameth, diam
SOLD
14kt y/wt g., chrysocola cab
$3275.00 CDN
18kt y.g., green tourmaline, diam
$3175.00 CDN
18kt yel.g., smokey quartz
$725.00 CDN
18kt y.g., SS, yel sapph,rud quartz
$2375.00 CDN
18KT Yellow gold earrings w/ Citrine
$405.00 CDN