HILDE VAN BELLEGHEM - JEWELLERY DESIGNER

 

aquamarin ring by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghem

© Hilde Van Belleghem

 

Hilde Van Belleghem is a Belgian jewellery designer who graduated in 1990 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since 1990 she has been teaching jewellery design in de Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas. In 1999 she started her own shop-studio, designed by her brother, architect Erik Van Belleghem, in the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, the centre of fashion. There she presents her collection of hand-made jewellery in precious metal that exudes subtlety and refined in its pure simplicity, which approaching a perfect form.

 

parure of golden jewellery by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghem

Elastics rings and bracelets © Hilde Van Belleghem

 

Hilde finds her inspiration in everyday things, such as a rubber band in her ‘elastics’ collection. She uses a simple technique such as twisting a flat wire in the ‘twist’ series or using a sawing technique in gold or silver, resulting in her collection that she calls ‘rough and pure’. In her collection ‘curve’ she let her inspired by flowing lines combined with a hammer blow. The rings in ’10 x solo’ are a personal interpretation of the ‘solitaire’, illustrated by a ring with only one stone. Her ‘beads’ collection is a study of the décolleté in clothing, but directly converted into a jewel. The necklaces are made in beads of semi-precious stones, and the customers can choose the shape and colour that they consider best suits any particular outfit.

 

earring in 18 kt gold by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghem

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In 1991 Hilde Van Belleghem received the First Prize from De Beers, ‘Diamonds Today ‘91’ national jewellery competition, and in 1999 she received the Second Prize for her ring she entered in ‘The Baroque Age and the Contemporary Diamond Jewel’ competition from the Antwerp Diamond High Council.

 

pearl ring by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghemring with diamond by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghempearl ring by jewellery designer Hilde Van Belleghem

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