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Beautiful twentieth century family portrait of my grandfather, great grandfather and great grandmother.

On this magnificent twentieth century family portrait are my grandfather and great grandparents. My great grandfather ran a livery stable which he inherited from his father. It was a thriving family business which he later passed on to his sons –- my grandfather and his brothers. My family history, where entrepeneurship is a cultural good, is a daily source of inspiration for me.

The picture does not only reflect my family history, but, as far as I am concerned, it also reflects the collective history of our fatherland. And,in addition, the picture also exhibits jewels from an earlier period, rich in tradition, status and exquisite symbolism.

The desire to know one’s family history is really the human desire to relive the past. From this desire I design contemporary jewels wherein the use of threads symbolises my roots.