22 Mar Grand Opening Bonebakker
During the official opening of Bonebakker Jeweler in the Conservatorium Hotel March 22nd, 2012, dancers of the Scapino Ballet performed beautiful scenes from their show ‘Pearl’.
Bonebakker Jeweler opened its doors in Amsterdam in 1792 and has been an institution in the Netherlands ever since. Adrianus Bonebakker was famous as a gold and silver smith among the Amsterdam elite and he confirmed this fame with the production of silver keys of the city of Amsterdam to Napoleon (1811) and with a 419-piece silver cutlery set for Prince William II (1818).
As a purveyor to the royal family, Bonebakker forged swords for the Princes of Orange, designed crockery sets for the court and made the crown of William II in 1840. The famous collection of Anna Pavlovna comprised creations from the hands of Bonebakker and nowadays the permanent collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum include Bonebakker. Around 1900 Bonebakker expanded his expertise to jewellery and pearls. With the establishment of Paarlen en Juweelenhandel As. Bonebakker en Zoon, the products of trade and craft were brought from the workshop to the public.
The Bonebakker boutique in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam adds a sparkling new chapter to this glorious history.
Driven by her love for design, fashion and jewellery owner Jannie Iwema has created an attractive, sophisticated venue for connoisseurs and lovers of jewellery within the luxury atmosphere of a prestigious international hotel. Exclusivity and high quality service, arising from the long tradition of Bonebakker gives a unique and refreshing shopping experience. The history of Bonebakker remains visible to the visitor behind the rings, necklaces, bracelets and all other jewels of the collection through an exhibition of nineteenth-century design drawings including the crown and antique silver pieces.