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History of the Zeeuwse Knop

Dutch Jewellery, or ‘Zeeuwse Knoop’ or ‘Zeeuwse Knop’ in Dutch, has a long history dating back to the time of the Dutch naval hero Michiel De Ruyter (1607-1676). Men wore the items on their shirts, waistcoat and their board as ‘throat button’. Later, women started wearing these items as jewellery. They were used as hat pin or brooch. The items were made of silver or gold. Back then, the Dutch Jewellery was a symbol of status: the larger the size of the item, the richer and more importantly the wearer. Every region in the Dutch province of Zeeland has its own embellishments added.


Our Dutch Jewellery is handmade from the highest quality. A traditional Zeeuwse Knop is a big globe surrounded by smaller spheres. Most of our Zeeuwse Knopen are finished with very fine thread work called filigree. The jewellery comes from Goes, Axel and other cities in the Zeeland province.

The backside of our jewellery exists of richly made filigree. Special attention is given to every detail. Because the items are completely made by hand, each Dutch Jewellery item is a unique work of art in itself. You can wear Dutch Jewellery in many styles: chic and elegant, but also hip and trendy. Tailored to your outfit, Dutch Jewellery will definitely add the finishing touch with allure.