For this blog post, I stumbled across a Dutch jewelry designer who has found his passion for the craft throughout the years having been born into a family of jewellers. Daniel Moesker‘s dream to pursue jewelry design was only realized at the age of 15 – he was largely inspired because both his parents and grandparents were in the industry, and he found the technique of handcrafting designs very interesting.
To give a little context, Daniel’s family has been in the business of jewelry-making since 1938. So you can only imagine the amount of passion that ran in the family for this art, inspiring one generation after the other. It all started when Daniel’s great-grandfather opened a silver factory in Schoonhoven, a Dutch town. Following this, Daniel’s grandparents opened a jewelry store called Veensta Juweliers in a town in The Netherlands as well, after which Daniel’s mother was in charge of the business in 2005.
Soon after, Daniel began his education in jewelry design in 2006 at the Vakschool the Dutch School for Jewellers. Daniel continued to learn about jewelry, specifically about Danish design, after he graduated and completed an internship. He even spent some time in Florence, Italy, to learn about gemstones and gem setting.
After moving back from Florence to The Netherlands in 2010, Daniel’s career was finally launched. He opened his own company, Daniel Moesker Jewellery, where he started by designing small collections and then eventually expanding. It’s interesting to see how quickly Daniel achieved this success – at the very beginning of his career; he attained an international client base. His line was also exhibited at notable events across Germany and London, and he even had agreements with international jewelry retailers to sell his work.
As you’ll see throughout this post though, Daniel’s line isn’t your ordinary line of jewelry – the pieces are quite high-end, and come with a hefty price tag too (some of his designs are actually made to order). Daniel works with 18kt gold, platinum, natural pearls and precious gemstones to create timeless and luxurious pieces.
Here are some of his designs, you’ll notice how some of them include diamonds as well – finishing off the piece with an even more luxurious touch.
This handcrafted opal piece is made out of 18kt white and yellow gold, and comes with a price tag of € 6.300!
This piece is made out of Edison pearl, with five diamonds, and is priced at € 1,590.