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, amethyst beads
$170.00 CDN
ss, freshwater pearls
$650.00 CDN
ss mt.nelson pendant 16in chain
$350.00 CDN
ss mt.nelson pendant 18in chain
$350.00 CDN
SS, tourmaline quartz earrings
$170.00 CDN
SS forged earrings
$305.00 CDN
SS Mt.Nelson pendant
$650.00 CDN
SS, 18kt yellow gold, onyx pendant
$875.00 CDN
sterling silver double adjust chain
$1095.00 CDN
14kt gold, lapis lazuli
$3175.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold, rudilated quartz
$1215.00 CDN
18kt yellow gold, green quartz beads
$1250.00 CDN
SS, turquoise beads
SS dolphin, quartz beads
$395.00 CDN
SS, pink freshwater pearls
$275.00 CDN
SS & freshwater pearls
$395.00 CDN
SS, 18kt, bl&gr chalcedony
$695.00 CDN
SS & freshwater pearls
$650.00 CDN
3 Sisters pend. ss, 18kt gold, wheat ch.
$650.00 CDN
ss, Amethyst earrings
$170.00 CDN
ss, smokey quartz earrings
Lily pad w/ pearls
$325.00 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,18kt, sterling silver
MT Nelson,14kt yellow & white gold
$1355.00 CDN
MT Nelson,14kt yellow & white gold
$1525.00 CDN, bi-colour p.tour, 0.62ctw dia
$5925.00 CDN
ss&18kt mt.nelson pen,16in chain
$650.00 CDN
Rockies Mnt Pemdant SS
$355.00 CDN
Mt. Pendant ss, polished border
$425.00 CDN
18kt y.g., coloured diamonds
$5550.00 CDN
18kt y.g., topaz, br.freshwater pearls
$1895.00 CDN
14kt wh&, Chrysocala Cabochon
$3275.00 CDN
18KT Yellow gold earrings w/ Citrine
$405.00 CDN