My name is Joris van Hooff. Ever since childhood I have a fascination with gold, silver and precious stones. After being apprenticed to goldsmiths in Dordrecht I finished training as a goldsmith at the school in Schoonhoven. I have been working for 25 years as a goldsmith for various jewelers and antique dealers in the Netherlands and Belgium. In their workshops, I did a lot of experience in the construction and restoration of modern and antique jewelry.
Since 2005 I have build my own company, "Joris van Hooff Goudsmid", where I create wedding rings and other jewelry designs, adapt old jewelry to modern needs, in short, do everything that is possible only in the field of jewelry.
In the same year I got the opportunitie to run a shop in the Negenstraatjes, where I could sell my jewelry. I moved back to the city, which I left when I was five years old. I embraced Amsterdam, I loved it there!!! Because of my facination for noble metal in combination with my love for the city, I came withe the idea to create a signet ring with the coat of arms of Amsterdam in sterling silver.
On Queensday 2011 I met the love of my life, Ludmilla, in Cafe Struik. I had never thought that I would left Amsterdam, but at the end of 2013 I moved back to Dordrecht with my love. My wife designed here the Amsterdam ring ‘Lovely Lady’ for women. She also designed the last Amsterdam ring ‘Unique United’.
The Amsterdam ring is only available in silver, but can also be custom made in white gold or yellow gold.