From the latest 03 CS Jewelry collection: We paint flowers so they never die!
This lucky jewel is an ode to 2 important female flower still life painters: Maria van Oosterwijck & Rachel Ruysch. Their beautiful floral still lifes are still a delight to the eye to this day.
As if by a magnet, your eye is drawn to it, to colorful floral splendor, the small insects, butterflies & also shells you see on the still life.
I mixed the locket with a delicate dragonfly who has uplifted wingg, a tiny shell bead & a pansy charm.
This necklace has a magnetic lock.
The dragonfly symbolizes: transformation, change, wisdom, happiness & joy
The pansy flower symbolizes: the love or admiration of one person for another.
The pansy flower was also the symbol adopted by the Free Thinkers Society.
Victorian England, the pansy flower was used for secret courting.
Material: hypoallergenic stainless steel chain, lock & jump rings,tiny Miyuki -, shell & hypoallergenic brass locket, delicate dragonfly & pansy.
Color: gold & ruby cherry red.
Measurements: locket 15 x 19 mm, dragonfly 13mm shell bead 3 mm, magnetic lock 2 mm.
lenght necklace: 60 cm
Designer & Founder.
After a career with national & international fashion companies, I was looking for a new challenge.
I took private goldsmith lessons at one of the best goldsmith in Amsterdam.
I always had an interest/love for Jewelry & specially for Victorian Mourning jewelry, which contains a lot of symbolism.
03 CS Jewelry was established in med-2014, in Amsterdam.
Where you also can find the atelier, on the third floor at the Kanaalstraat.
When looking for an international outlook for my company, the name 03 Canal Street popped up.
Nr 03 plays an important role throughout my life..
03 CS Jewelry finally became it.
03 CS Jewelry collections are small, so you have no stress choice!
No huge stock, no sales & no waist!
Also vintage supplies, like sequins are part of the collection.
The (semi) precious beads are selected with care, & add a positive vibe to the jewelry
You will find for now, in the webshop a selection of the 03 CS Jewelry basics & latest 03 CS Jewelry collection, inspired by Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter.
I love to design special jewelry collections for museum shop & exhibitions, like:
FRIES MUSEUM LEEUWARDEN:
-Mata Hari exhibition.
-Love in the 17th century Rembrandt & Saskia.
RIJKSMUSEUM BOERHAAVE LEIDEN:
-Maria Sybilla Merian
DE GROTE SURINAME-TENTOONSTELLING AMSTERDAM
-Maria Sybilla Merian
TEYLERS MUSEUM HAARLEM:
-Maria Sybilla Merian.
ANTON PIECK MUSEUM:
COBRA MUSEUM AMSTELVEEN.
- A love Revolution.
Frida & Diego.
-Viva La Frida
-Johanna van Eijbergen
-In de ban van de Ararat.
The first design of 03 CS Jewelry is the happy beetle.
The scarab is a dung beetle and symbolizes eternal life & transformation.
He cleans up your sh*t, I can assure you he does it well.
He brought me a lot of good luck & prosperity.
And till this day the happy beetle is a favorite 03 CS Jewelry piece.