Jan Matthesius. Innovative technical art jewelry

Technical approach and unusual artistic expression distinguished the jewelry of one of the Netherlands’ most recognized contemporary silversmiths Jan Matthesius. 
He works with various materials including gold, silver, tantalum, titanium aluminum, glass and gemstones. He fully exploits the materials and gives them amazing interpretation. 
In 1980 he opened his own studio Dubbelop in Schoohoven with his partner, Pauline Barendse. Matthesius has been a lecturer at the Vakschool Schoonhoven since 1983 and he also taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1988-1989).

Jan also collaborates with Gijs Bakker with whom he creates the conceptual jewelry collection chp…? jewelry.

Matthesius won first prize in 1983 and 1984 design contests in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. In 2006 Matthesius winner of the Schoonhoven Silver Award.

18 kt gold ring with Bernd Munsteiner Morganite

Bracelet, 1986. Anodized aluminium, synthetic gemstones

Green Lagoon ring, 2014. Titanium

Gold, blue topaz

Ring, 1982. Gold, aquamarine, diamond

Ring. Tantalum, gold

Pendants. Gold, morganite, ruby, rose topaz, sapphire

18K white gold brooch with morganite and diamond


To see more amazing creations of Jan Matthesius visit the site DUBBELOP studio


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