From religious art to the art of jewellery making, a finely chiselled story… Holemans is synonymous with elegance and classicism, its style developing from generation to generation, balancing respect for tradition with a desire to innovate.
GREAT RELIGIOUS ARTIST AND GOLDSMITH
The Atelier Holemans is founded by Henri Holemans. His religious works can still be admired at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels.
Henri Holemans learns the art of using natural lacquers on metal from a Japanese Master, a trade secret passed down from father to son.
THE CREATIVE JEWELLER
Jean Holemans takes over the family workshop and refocuses on the more irreverent allure of jewellery. An inspired artist, he himself designs each piece of jewellery and creates the Holemans style.
Jean Holemans creates the legendary Antelope Solitaire ring and introduces use of lacquers on precious metals, a first in Belgium.
THE BOLD STRATEGIST
Thierry Holemans takes up the jewellery torch and creates themed collections.
Holemans Jewellers opens a store in Place Vendôme, Paris.
THE PASSIONATE CRAFTSMAN
Thierry Holemans entrusts the running of the family business to Moïse Mann who knows the Maison well having worked there for nearly 20 years.
A cherished emblem of Belgian jewellery-making for almost a century, Holemans rewrites its history in a new setting, the Place du Grand Sablon.