De Vroomen2The ACJ, in conjunction with the SJH, held private view of the De Vroomen: Harmony in Colour and Form exhibition on Mon 17 July. 

The exhibition, in the Goldsmiths' Hall, throughout June & July 2017, celebrated five decades collaboration between husband and wife team, Leo de Vroomen and Ginnie de Vroomen.

Image: Diamond and enamel brooch, De Vroomen. Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Image ©The Goldsmiths' Company. Photography by Richard Valencia

The private view was held on Monday, 17 July 2017, 6pm to 8pm, at Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V

The exhibition celebrated five decades of artistic collaboration between renowned husband and wife team, Dutch goldsmith Leo de Vroomen and British jewellery designer and artist Ginnie de Vroomen. When they started working together in the early ‘70s, they developed a signature style of jewellery unlike anything seen before. As with their current designs, early De Vroomen pieces had a voluptuous quality resulting from being formed rather than constructed - sensuously sculptural repoussé work often combined with glorious enamel.

The exhibition showcased over 100 pieces of De Vroomen jewels, sketches reflecting the creative process, as well as Ginnie’s vivid paintings inspired by nature and the urban landscape. Bold, sophisticated jewellery with flowing lines is placed in conversation with polychromatic abstract art.

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By courtesy of the Goldsmiths’ Company and Ginnie and Leo de Vroomen, members of the SJH and ACJ were invited to attend a private view at which both Ginnie and Leo kindly offered to say a few words of introduction about their work. It was a marvellous opportunity for jewellery historians and practising jewellers to meet and talk to them about their pieces and what inspires them.