LUXURY! BOLD! DIVA! These are just a few words to describe the artistry of Maureen Vorswijk, owner and creator of MAUKE V Jewelry Amsterdam. Maureen was born in Surinam and raised in Holland, which lends to her exotic creations, as well as her background in architectural design. PlanetNotion editors commented that "Maureen never follows trends and designs for the feminine, strong woman who allows herself to be powerful whether she’s in the boardroom or stays at home with her kids."
Maureen Vorswijk began her career in fashion, working in Amsterdam as a wardrobe stylist for theater shows, and several fashion projects. After designing her own lingerie and fashion collection her designs were also worn in music videos, photo shoots and fashion shows. After 8 years Maureen made a career switch and she choose for her first love, Jewelry. First she solely made pieces for herself so she could develop her own designer handwriting. When family, friends and strangers requested that Maureen designed and make them pieces of their own she decided it was time to start thinking about her first collection, and MAUKE V Jewelry was born. While composing images for MAUKE V there was another mission which had to be accomplished as well. That was the moment a small lingerie collection was included and which she believes women would love to put their hands on.
Maureen launched her first collection in 2012 during LFW using materials such as sterling silver, 14 kt gold, a variety of hand-picked gemstones from Africa and natural material as leather cords for her entirely handcrafted and hand-polished jewelries. Her pieces are iconic, cutting edge and simply beautiful.
With three distinct collections to choose from: My Alter Ego, Afrik & Silver, and her newest Denim Bra Collection, you are sure to find a unique piece that can be worn on during your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or go bold and strut her jewelry on your wedding day!
In honor of Valentine's Day MAUKE V is helping S.N.O.B.B. Bride celebrate by giving one lucky winner a set of TOTUM earrings, handcrafted using 925 sterling silver. Click here for your chance to win and be sure to visit MAUKE V Jewelry Amsterdam to view the entire collection.