Nova Diamonds Jewelry was born from a dream, a literal one, which happened one night in September of 2018. I experienced a very lifelike dream in which I saw myself creating a ring using a raw diamond. After being fully awake the following day I googled raw diamond rings and jewelry making the entire morning and realized that it had actually been a life long dream of mine to design and create jewelry, one which I simply never dared to realize and had locked away in a cupboard, left to gather dust. I literally decided there and then that I would do whatever it takes to follow my heart and make it come true.
Born & raised in the birthplace of the diamond trade, Amsterdam, and in a traditional Jewish family, I had been surrounded by diamonds and gemstones pretty much from birth. One of my earliest memories if where my grandma used to take me to mineral & gemstone trade shows and it is exactly there where my curiosity and passion for working with crystal and gems was born. Over the years I developed a solid foundation of knowledge on gemstones and crystals, as well as working with them for energetic and healing purposes.
Having developed and enjoyed an extensive career in both the Creative Arts and the corporate business world, dealing in setting up new business ventures in both the UK & Turkey, I found that the experiences earned in both fields had created the perfect foundation on which to build Nova Diamonds Jewelry.
Being an ICA Diamond Grader and Colored Gemstone Grader has played a huge role in my development as both a jeweler and gemstone buyer, being able to understand sourcing and being able to differentiate between natural, synthetic and simulated gemstones and diamonds has given me a huge advantage as well as being able to ensure myself and my clients that the stones I use are actually what they say they are and where the originate from.
With Nova Diamonds I feel I am able to fully express myself and my vision with each piece of jewelry I create. It’s been important to me to keep everything as close to my vision as possible which means that from jewelry design, gemstone hunting to even photo shoots & my social media, is all organized and done by myself single handedly. I do want to take the opportunity to say that all of this would not have been possible without the help & support of those part of my inner circle as each and everyone has played their individual part in helping create this brand and getting it to where it is today. Teamwork really does make the dream work!
ICA Diamond Grader
ICA Colored Gemstone Grader
“I feel truly honored and blessed to be able to create these unique jewelry pieces for strong and unique women around the world. Having someone buy one of my pieces because they have fallen in love with it is the biggest gift and compliment I can receive both as a jewelry designer and female entrepreneur.”
Anouk C.V. Wijgergangs, Founder
What is Ethical Jewelry
The fact that you are reading this means that you, like us, have a love for beautiful jewelry. Unfortunately often the reality of how jewelry is produced is far from beautiful. Our aim when we started our jewelry business is to create a change in that and be part of the movement of humans and jewelers that value how their jewelry has been made.
Some of the questions we asked ourself when looking at sourcing gold and stones, as well as the people we wanted to help produce our jewelry were where do the materials come from? Who’s hands has it touched? What environment was it made in? Who’s lives has it affected? These were some key points we wanted to be able to answer for ourselves ad our customers for each piece of jewelry we create. Using any materials that are somehow connected to child labour, sweatshop labour, pollution or bad mining practices are an absolute no-go for us both personally and professionally and we spend a lot of time and effort ensuring we do not help promote these practices in any way.
We even go as far as to ensure anyone we work with, from packaging suppliers to our partnering jewelry makers are getting fair pricing and are able to work in safe and healthy work environments. Our aim is to create a sustainable and positive business and partnership with all those we work with, creating an honest and ethical chain of business all round.
All of our jewelry is made to order in our very own atelier in Istanbul,Turkey to the highest quality standards. Contrary to popular opinion, choosing ethical jewelry does not mean compromising on quality, it simply means you have the added value of knowing that your piece of jewelry is not responsible for any exploitation of people or our beautiful planet.
Ethical & Sustainable
We have a very unique approach in how we create the pieces for our Featured Collections. As we believe the center stone of each piece is the essence of our jewelry we firstly source the ‘right’ stone for the piece, whether this is a ring, necklace or earrings. This is done by Anouk and through a variety of carefully selected and trusted gemstone traders. Once the right stone(s) have been selected she then starts the creative process by spending some time with the stones by cleaning and familiarizing with their individual energy, which is then followed by designing a piece of jewelry around the stone(s). Once the design has been finalized she takes this to the atelier where it is then discussed with our partner goldsmith who then turns the vision into reality. The entire process is monitored closely by Anouk to ensure the result stays close to her vision as well as ensuring the stones are handles with love and care throughout.
For our Bespoke Jewelry the process is slightly different as it is the client (you) who comes to us with an idea or vision of what they want. In this case we provide all the assistance in helping create the perfect piece to match your ideas, or even help improve on the original idea, and create the perfect piece based on your wishes and ideas. Our bespoke service includes a great deal of 1:1 communications to ensure you stay involved in the entire process from start to end and create the piece of jewelry of your dreams!