Brigitta Sueters pursued her education at the Professional School for gold & and silversmiths, engravers and watch& and clockmakers located in Schoonhoven, The Netherlands. The choice to become a goldsmith was natural since she already made jewellery from an early age on. Designing jewellery and executing the ideas in gold or platinum, often combined with beautiful precious stones or pearls, is Brigitta’s life and passion. She follows her heart and is inspired by her discriminating taste for beauty and technical knowledge. These are some of the elements that drive her to create new and unique pieces. Always looking for new challenges she fuses elements of different ancient cultures with her present day outlook. Most importantly, she listens to the desires of her customers.
Designs are preferably made in consultation with the customer. Brigitta begins by putting her pen to paper to draw several sketches and once more the customer is invited to be involved with each step of the process. Brigitta knows how to translate the desires of her clients into a piece of jewellery especially made for each customer. The customer’s satisfaction is of major importance for Brigitta.
After Brigitta finished her education at the Vakschool in Schoonhoven she started her career as a goldsmith in a small firm located at the prestigious Madison Avenue in New York. She treasures the seven years in New York. During this time she was able to immensely improve her technical and designing skills. While in New York, she produced jewellery for Harry Winston, among others. It was at this time she also met Mr.Ambaji Shinde, the top designer of Harry Winston, for over forty years. Brigitta’s designing skills developed greatly under his tutelage.
After seven years she decided to expand her field of work. She moved to Manila to catalogue the ethnic jewellery of the Philippine island in the National Museum. Following she lived several years in London before returning to The Netherlands. Here she completed a study Japanese Language and Culture at Leiden University, where focused on Japanese metalworking techniques. This knowledge has also influenced and can be applied to her work. During her studies she remained designing jewellery, for the firm Juwelier Steltman in The Hague, among others.
As a member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, Brigittra is also knowledgeable about precious stones. She advices customers which type of precious stones can be used for specific types of jewellery. Regularly, Brigitta’s jewellery can be found at shows and different events in Holland and abroad. In 2006, she presented her pieces at international shows in Las Vegas, New York and Chicago in the U.S.A. and in Paris and Monaco in Europe. Granted this exposure she has been able to establish her name internationally.
If this site aroused your curiosity and you are interested in speaking with Brigitta regarding a design or view her collection, then please you are invited to contact her by e-mail or telephone. Alternatively, she is delighted to discuss your wishes in her parlor in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands.