Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek. We both are professional goldsmith and jewelry designer.  Our atelier and store The Jewelry Story, is located in a small Dutch village called Wijnjewoude.

Own design

We design and make jewelry for more than 30 years. Most of our pieces are one of a kind. All our jewelry is of fine quality and is handmade with love and craftsmanship. We use different materials including gold, silver, titanium, plexiglas, various types of wood and (semi) precious stones.


Inspiration is a never ending- process, sometimes just simple things in daily life are an inspiration. Furthermore, the influences of architecture, patterns and textures of fabrics and the flowing movement of dance and ballet is reflected in our work.

A large collection of handmade jewelry

In our atelier-shop you’ll find a large selection of handmade jewelry. Every year we have OPEN DOORS to present our latest designs. If you would like to be invited to this event, please sign up here.

The lovers

The Jewelry Story is proud to have a clientele of men and women from around the world who love authentic and original jewelry. People with an eye for quality and detail, who love timeless and lasting jewelry. The one of a kind jewelry pieces from The Jewelry Story are as unique as the people who wear them.

The works of Jan Kerkstra and Marion Pannekoek have won several awards. Our work is included in the collection of the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. For a full CV/Resume, follow this link.

Bespoke jewelry

We also do custom design or bespoke jewelry.  Please note we also make everyday objects such as napkin holders, letter openers and candleholders.

Repairs and alternations of jewelry and reuse of (old) gold

Our atelier also takes care of your repairs and alternations. We can make a new piece of jewelry from your old gold. Our 30 year experience ensures that your jewelry is in good hands.

Interested in a piece of jewelry?

All our jewelry is for sale in our atelier-shop in Wijnjewoude and online. A black button in this website next to a piece of jewelry tells you that particular piece of jewelry is in stock. Click the black button to send us an e-mail to let us know which piece you are interested in. Payment online is possible and we send the jewelry to your doorstep. You ‘ll find all information on this at our shop info page.

Jan and Marion