Born in New York into a creative family and then raised in London and The Netherlands, it did not take Bibi van der Velden long to choose a life passionately dedicated to fine arts. Her choices were never coincidental, they illustrate her wish to combine historical techniques and materials with her innovative visions, perseverance, talent and creativity. In 2006 Bibi van der Velden first launched her creations under the name Bibi van der Velden, Wearable Works of Art. This jewelry line consists of unique pieces made of precious stones and antique artifacts manufactured into contemporary jewelry. Because of her upbringing, Bibi van der Velden has a strong urge to include different cultural artifacts into her creations. Materials such as Chinese jade, historic Italian coral and even mammoth ivory found on the Russian tundra's, are brought to life again in the wearable masterpieces. Her jewelry has been shown at luxury exhibitions in London, Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles and during stirring fashion shows at Amsterdam International Fashion Week. The creations have made their way all over the world and are sold at exclusive high end stores such as Dover Street Market in London, L'Eclaireur in Paris, Estanation in Tokyo and Luisa via Roma in Florence.
DESIGNERSIvanka Trump John Hardy Monique Péan Stephen Webster TOUS Alex Sepkus Andrea Fohrman Anna Ruth Henriques Armenta Atelier Zobel Carla Amorin Carolina Bucci Elena Votsi Annie Fensterstock Federica Rettore Irene Neuwirth Jemma Wynne K.Brunini Konstantino Lisa Jenks Lucifer Vir Honestus Majoral Mattia Cielo Mikimoto Monica Rich Kosann Pamela Froman Paul Morelli Penny Preville Robert Lee Morris Roberto Coin Rodney Rayner Sarah Graham Sevan Bicakci Stephen Dweck Syna Temple St. Clair Todd Reed Wilfredo Rosado Yossi Harari Nak Armstrong Shaun Leane Fred Leighton Lena Skadegard Hermès Betony Vernon Emanuela Duca Lana Jewelry Alison Lou Hannah Martin Alex Woo Bibi Van der Velden Melinda Risk Lene Vibe Efva Attling Pasquale Bruni Nam Cho Anthony Lent Holly Dyment 1884 Zoe Chicco Fernando Jorge Garrard Jane Bohan ILA Ray Griffiths Imogen Belfield Jacqueline Cullen Savannah Stranger Sydney Evan Paige Novick Suzanne Kalan David Yurman Katherine Jetter Diane Kordas Gumuchian Marli Aida Bergsen Lynn Ban Sorellina Delfina Delettrez Alice Cicolini Shimell & Madden Yunus & Eliza Lydia Courteille Tomasz Donocik Marcia Budet Carole Le Bris Perez Julie Lamb Ruifier Marco Bicego Servane Gaxotte Polly Wales Spinelli Kilcollin Colette Steckel Sylva & Cie Nikos Koulis Mizuki Melissa Kaye Jade Trau Coles of London Pomellato Nancy Newberg Pamela Love TinyOm MAYRAFEDANE Silvia Furmanovich