Sara EstherSara Esther
Jewellery industry expert with over 10 years of experience in the design, workmanship, creation, marketing and sales of fashion and fine jewellery underscored by a long family pedigree of the craft and broader luxury industries.
Born and raised in Belgium from a family of Jewellery makers, my career began in luxury real estate.
This exposure built valuable foundations, the key skills and knowledge to not only position, market and sell a premium product, but also engage with an affluent customer and understand their bespoke needs.
I launched my namesake and award-winning brand, Sara Esther Jewellery in 2013. The brand has grown globally through an integrated and considered strategy, supporting over 10 wholesale stockists in 6 country. I oversee and manage the entire process in close collaboration with an intimate support team I have assembled from over Europe. This process extends across conceptual development and international sourcing through to production, retail partnerships, e-commerce, social media, public relations, private clients, and influencer marketing. The brand has been awarded, selected for the prestigious Princess Astrid Economic Mission in Korea, and then be hand-chosen by The Bon Marché in Paris for an exclusive pop-up over the seasonal period. Through my relationships with my retail partners, the brand has continuously featured in titles including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and is loved by a carefully curated group of digital influencers.
It is this 360 understanding of the fine jewellery market and the processes involved to not only design an exceptional product – but also make it commercially viable – that provides me with a unique and valuable lens on the industry.
Amélie GometAmélie Gomet
Amélie is an artist and jeweler.
She discovered jewelry and silversmithing at New York University in 2015, during a year of exchange at an art school.
She moved to Brussels the following year where she continued her training in jewelery at the Arts et Métiers en Joaillerie et Fonte Injectée. At the same time, she obtained her Master in Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels.
Each of his pieces is inspired by a little story, a memory, an end of the outside world, a shape, a painting or even a poem.
Amélie creates unique, poetic jewelry that combines craftsmanship with a portable dreamlike universe.
She likes to think of the body of the garment as a facade, a section of wall, a garden on which her jewels come to match.
The imprint of the fingers, the stone that follows us, the curves of the ear, a work that we can no longer get rid of, everything is a question of traces, of memory, of thread, of little bits of stories in this first collection.
Isabelle LenfantIsabelle Lenfant
‘The most beautiful jewel a person can wear are the arms of the person she loves.
For those who have had the good fortune of finding this happiness and those who haven’t yet, I am here…’ (Isabelle Lenfant, inspired by Y.S.L.)
Transforming everyday objects into precious jewels and imprinting them with life’s sensibility so that they remain engraved in our memory: that is the approach chosen by Belgian jewellery designer Isabelle Lenfant for what she calls her Heart Jewels.
For Isabelle, jewels are highly symbolic: they can evoke a memory, a presence, a sense of protection…
They form a second skin… as well as a suit of armour between the body and the world, shielding it from the inevitable ups and downs that are part of a life lived to the fullest.
As Jeanne Moreau once said: ‘I don’t have much of a memory… but I do have souvenirs’. Jewels are that souvenir…
This jewel tells a story… Isabelle’s dream is that the people who wear her designs will appropriate them and imbue them with their own history, their own symbolism – their life, quite simply – and that they will thus wear… la vie en rose.
Isabelle Lenfant’s initials – ‘IL’ – blend both femininity and masculinity.
The collection ‘IL by Isabelle Lenfant’ reimagines everyday objects, such as a Band-Aid wrapped around a finger or applied on a neck or wrist. A silver or gold diamond, in whose split genuine jewels are inserted…
The branches of a tree to remind us that we are the only solid foundation of our lives…
As Juliette Binoche once said: ‘To dream, you must have your feet on the ground. The deeper the roots, the stronger the branches’.
The pieces in the collection are in 925 silver and in 18-carat gold. Some pieces are set with precious stones such as diamonds or rubies and have been designed in the finest tradition of jewellery design.
An important part of Isabelle’s research focuses on individuality, on the adaptable nature of her designs. The chains can thus be worn in different ways, and those who wear them are thus in a sense continuing her designs. The chains are ornamented with unusual symbols: a set of keys to unlock all possibilities, envelopes that are open to receive a secret, a love letter, a plug and socket to disconnect, smashed watches and their mechanisms to arrest time and live in the present…
The pieces in the collection ‘IL by Isabelle Lenfant’ are a presence one forgets, an ‘otherwise’. They carry us into a world lit up by the beauty of experience, of not-forgetting and of individuality. A world where life is punctuated by three ellipsis points and not a full stop. A world where adaptable jewels offer a blank page to those who wear them and imprint them with their own story, their own secrets, their own symbolism and thus turn the given piece into something unique, in their own image.
« IL by Isabelle Lenfant » ART jewels are designed hand-crafted, in the pure jewellery tradition. Made in Belgium and in France.
“IL’s” creations exist in hand-polished sterling silver (925/1000) or charcoal grey oxidized.
Silver is a living matter that individualizes each creation. In time …life tarnishes and oxidizes it….This matter itself symbolizes the concept of uniqueness that is developed thereafter in Isabelle Lenfant’s creations… it consolidates and embraces it.
As “Il by Isabelle Lenfant”’s creations are neither silver plated again nor rhodium… they oxidise in the course of time … If you want them to remain as they are just clean them with a soft cloth or use a product for silver.
Though cut to the quick as if life had already brushed them… the chains are joined together by links soldered by hand.
Lockets are also hand-cut and each of the keys is chipped in a different way … that makes them unique.
Polishing makes it a mirror… reflecting shades and lights…
A large part of Isabelle Lenfant’s search focuses on individuality, on the adjustable side of her creations. Chains can be worn in various ways, in different lengths … what allows the one wearing the jewel to make it his/her own.
The Collection extends to 18 carat gold items, black, white…but mainly pink ones to wear life in another way.
Gold is a matter that time can’t deteriorate. That way it symbolizes the sparkle kept in our eyes despite our own life’s chaos…
Today “Il by Isabelle Lenfant” ‘s creations are set with precious stones, according to the stones symbolic and colours, inside the ring allowing the skin to be in contact with the stone and its qualities
Own desires and secrets could also be engraved…
Custom-made jewels to transform the proposed item into one unique piece reflecting the one who will adopt it….
29 rue vilain XIV Brussels 1000 Belgium
ManalysManalys Contact: Moïse Mann
With his experience spanning over 20 years, both in manufacture and design, Moïse Mann has created an entrancing new world where excellence, expertise and creativity are held dear.
The Maison Manalys was founded in Brussels in 2009 by master jeweller Moïse Mann and his team.
Passionate about precious stones, the founder’s goal was to offer his cosmopolitan clientèle looking for originality, unique pieces designed around magnificent stones acquired in the course of his travels throughout the world.
Incorporating creation, industry expertise and manufacture, MANALYS offers its customers a full range of traditional Fine Jeweller services.
Sabine HermanSabine Herman
Le souvenir d’un grand-père orfèvre a nourri mon imagination. Une formation en bijouterie contemporaine à Anvers a ouvert la voie tout en me confortant dans mes choix. Dès ses débuts la galerie s’est voulue une vitrine du bijou d’aujourd’hui, un laboratoire créatif, où cohabitent pièces uniques et séries limitées.
Chaque créateur traduit son époque dans un langage qui lui est propre. Je laisse la matière me guider et aime m’exprimer à travers elle en étant à son écoute.
Formes de nos jours et de toujours, mes bijoux puisent leur force dans leur simplicité.
Penser les choses et leur donner forme… Quand une idée se voit ainsi matérialisée et qu’elle prend vie sur le corps, la magie opère.
Hectare Galerie 86 Rue Faider (Châtelain – Bailli) Ixelles 1050 Belgium
EMMA et MOIEMMA et MOIbijoux et accessoires de mariage / juwelen
EMMA et MOI – a jewellery label from Belgium.
Here, at EMMA et MOI, we love minimalist lines and natural beauty and focuses on these two aesthetics to create wearable jewellery, designed to be slipped on day in and day out. Gemstones, brass, vintage findings, and dainty chains are the trademark of our designs. If you love subtle forms, clean lines, light colors and natural stones means that we vibe in the same direction 🙂
It’s 100% handmade jewellery
We know, there is no enough jewelry 🙂 Accessories are a very important finishing touch to every outfit. Every year we create few collections in small batches. These collections are inspired by different themes. We choose the themes that inspired us and light up our passion. Our goal is to make jewelry that that portray our love for subtle forms, clean lines and a light color scheme that brings joy to the eyes and to the heart.
We make everything ourself: we design, choose supplies, craft the pieces; we make photos, manage orders, beautifully pack them and ship to you. So when you get your package, you should know, that we work hard and put lots of care to every detail to make you happy with purchase. We hope that our customers also feel unique when wearing our pieces.
It’s jewellery made in Belgium
It is in our studio in heart of Antwerp the magic happens. Our goal is to make jewelry that that portray our love for subtle forms, clean lines and a beautiful color scheme that brings joy to the eyes
and to the heart.
Local manufacturing, quality EU components, eco-friendly packaging and even usage of a bike to bring your packages to the post office to reduce pollution – are part of our philosophy.
Lange Koepoortstraat 55 Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
Hubert BliardHubert Bliard
Date de Naissance : 20 mars 1961, Bruxelles
– Arts et Métiers, Bruxelles (1982 – 1988)
– IATA, Namur (BE) (1985)
– IKA Mechelen (BE), Orfèvrerie (2000)
Statut : Orfèvre indépendant depuis 1987
Atelier : Bruxelles
Les bijoux de Hubert Bliard reflètent les facettes contrastées de son caractère. Ils expriment la recherche d’une vérité personnelle.
Son inspiration, puisée aux sources de la nature, de la vie, se traduit dans un mariage de lignes pures et de jeux de matières. L’or, sa matière de prédilection, porte l’empreinte de l’outil. Il est tour à tour martelé, griffé, gravé, sablé ou partiellement poli, laissant apparaître ses qualités brutes et sa magie originelle.
Ses bijoux sont porteurs de symbolisme, de sensualité; une forme d’expression à part entière.
Albane CourtièreAlbane Courtière
Veroniek DutréVeroniek Dutré
Als juweelontwerper, goudsmid en edelsteenzetter ontwerp en vervaardig ik alle sieraden van begin tot einde. De juwelen/objecten zijn volledig hand vervaardigd in mijn atelier in Boutersem (gelegen tussen Leuven en Tienen).
Sieraden met gevoel voor minimalisme, geometrie en een strakke, abstracte stilering.
Ik haal inspiratie uit mijn scheikundige achtergrond, uit architectuur of natuur, maar vertaal deze steeds naar de puurste vormen.
’21 – Non-toxische grafiek, Academie Regio Tienen
’19 – ’20 Edelsteenkunde (Gemmologie), ACAM, Antwerpen
’18 – ’19 Juweelontwerper, Syntra, Tongeren
’16 – ’18 Edelsteenzetter, Syntra, Tongeren
’15 – ’18 Juwelier/goudsmid, Syntra, Tongeren
’14 – ’14 3D modelleren en -printen, CVO, Leuven
’10 – ’13 Edelsmeedkunst, Jaar 4-5, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Sint-Truiden
’09 – ’10 Print Design, VDAB, Haasrode
’07 – ’09 Edelsmeedkunst, Jaar 2-3, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Sint-Truiden
’05 – ’06 Dessin de modèle vivant, Ecoles d’Art de la ville de Lyon, France
’05 – ’06 Cours de Dessin chez Hélène Gillet, Lyon, France
’04 – ’05 Edelsmeedkunst, Jaar 1, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Sint-Truiden
’02 – ’04 Ontwerpen van sieraden, Syntra, Hasselt
’92 – ’01 Klassieke gitaar, Stedelijk Conservatorium Leuven
’91 – ’97 Doctor in de Toegepaste Wetenschappen, KU Leuven
’86 – ’91 Burgerlijk Ingenieur Scheikunde, KU Leuven
Jewelry Award. Jaarlijkse wedstrijd waaraan verschillende vakopleidingen deelnemen. Elke opleiding selecteert intern de beste eindwerken die door een externe jury beoordeeld worden.
Mijn eindwerk van de opleiding Juwelier/goudsmid aan Syntra Tongeren, was samen met 20 andere eindwerken tentoongesteld op de expo Jewelry Award. Mijn eindwerk bestaat uit een trio van broches met als titel ‘Barok: een architecturale reductie’. De vergulde broche (zie 2 grote foto’s in het artikel van Prestige Magazine) was genomineerd voor de wedstrijd, en bezorgde me de Prijs van het Vakmanschap / Award for best craftsmanship.
Prestige Magazine (Ars Nobilis jg. 2018 ed. 4) publiceerde een artikel over de Jewelry Award 2018.
Isabelle CarpentierIsabelle Carpentier
I sculpt in blocks of Corian , metal and glass, Shapes that are similar to mineral structures . I work on the balance , contrast , mobility of masses and fragmentation. A uniform and compact block contrasts with a space composed of a multitude of colored fragment. This structure highlights the chaos, the abyss represented as a tingling while the compact structure puts us in connection with the essence of existence and brings us back to a simpler form or catches the light.
Isabelle Carpentier is questioning the meaning of ex-votos, their symbolism , the way of perceiving these primitive and stereotyped representations and questioning the survival of this mystical practice.
She is invitating us tocast a new glance on these living blocks fragments, far from any aesthetic frame, which have resisted in spite of progress, keeping a strenght and fascination in the collective unconscious .
These timeless imageries constitute a kind of human experiment that travels down the ages , always generating fascination, from curiosity to turmoil or even repulsion.
The use of ancient materials and techniques is combined with contemporary materials such as corian which is sculpted in a primitive manner, encircling fragments fragments of spun glass.
The girdle makes the jewel flexible, malleable and stiff, and send us back to the tradition built from materials fitted with pasticity.
rue Wéry 69 Brussels 1050 Belgium