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VOGUE.FR | DIGITAL CRUSH: WE FOUND THE FIRST ONLINE JEWELRY CURIOSITY SHOP

With tortoiseshell, scarab beetles, fossilized shark’s teeth and rare corals, Bibi van der Velden brings together the most unusual of materials on the singular jewelry she designs and curates for sale on her e-shop, Auverture. Unique.

Her own collections have already earned her a reputation as a jewelry design Indiana Jones, for her focus on some of the more unusual treasures of nature, both animal and mineral. When Bibi van der Velden isn’t busy sourcing fossilized mammoth tusk, preserved in ice for 40,000 years; scarab wings for a pair of statement earrings, or a set of opals for a galaxy ring created with Tahitian pearls, the Dutch designer turns her attention to her jewelry colleagues working with equally unconventional materials. It’s a passion for the obscure that she has translated into Auverture, a beautifully designed e-shop for unique fine jewlery, featuring the work of Gaelle Khouri, Monique Péan, Ileana Makri and Delfina Delettrez, along with their inspiration moodboards. A digital curiosity shop that stages the extraordinary work of jewelry’s new-generation explorers beautifully.

 

By Anne-Sophie Mallard, translated by Kate Matthams-Spencer the 23 January 2017.
Vogue Paris 06.01.17

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Summer looks better with the Buttercup Yellow bracelet

Last week we have launched our 2nd Auverture United rainbow bracelet. Called the Buttercup Yellow, this bracelet is  a limited edition of 50 pieces and Designed by Auverture’s founder Bibi van der Velden in collaboration with British artist and designer Christopher Thompson Royds.   The design’s braided fabric bracelet is in a pale, shimmering yellow that brings to mind

2 July 2020

The Buttercup Yellow bracelet, in collaboration with Christopher Thompson Royds

For the second piece in our Auverture Rainbow Bracelet series, we’ve collaborated with British artist and designer Christopher Thompson Royds. Christopher joined Auverture earlier this year, and his jewellery stands out for how it captures the wild, untamed beauty of the natural world in precious form.   Having studied jewellery and metalwork at London’s Royal

19 June 2020

Our ambition with Auverture United : make a long term impact in the fine jewellery industry

Auverture began in 2016 as an online destination for creative fine jewellery that celebrates individuality. At the time, we launched by gathering a community of 10 like-minded designers who shared that same vision and objective.   Four years later, as our beloved community of designers, customers, and followers has grown, our mission remains the same.

19 June 2020
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