Nicky discovers Kirsten Everts & Fram Jewellery in Pimlico
Last week close to our design studio in Pimlico, Nicky met with jewellery dealer Kirsten Everts. Born in the Netherlands and after 18 years of moving around with UN diplomat parents, studying and working abroad, Kirsten has, over the last 8 years, adopted our much loved Pimlico as her home and base.
Although Kirsten is not a jewellery dealer in the traditional sense, she only buys what she truly loves and believes in.
Perhaps it is her personal passion and input for the final, all-encompassing “look” that makes it easy to understand and wear her jewellery. Her own look is simple, understated, cashmere, leather and nearly always black.
A Graduate of various studies including Art History, Gemmology and Acupuncture, Kirsten has close to two decades of experience in the jewellery trade.
Starting at Christies Auctioneers’ Jewellery Department in London in 1998, she went on to work for contemporary retailer de GRISOGONO in Geneva buying precious and semi precious gemstones, set up the Jewellery Department for Bonhams Auctioneers in Paris and, after obtaining a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, returned to the jewellery trade working for an independent jewellery dealer and later with Gurr Johns, a renowned and trusted art advisory and valuations company in the heart of London.
Over the last 10 years, her Norwegian roots increasingly began to play a role in the shaping of her personal style. Lines, balanced aesthetics, minimalism, modernism, functionality but especially edginess have become dominant in her choice of jewellery.
Architecturally and industrially inspired designs, one-off items, works of art in a sense, well-made, hallmarked jewellery, whether signed or not, are safely kept in a vault and taken out and sold to those curious and bold enough to wear a statement piece, large or small.
Above, An 18ct yellow gold, zoisite and diamond “Quebec” ring, Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia, 1976, hallmarked.
What sells best are the pieces she buys for herself. It’s not a sales pitch, it consistently happens. Perhaps this is because her choice in jewellery reflects her own persona, stylish and slightly eclectic, definitely not mainstream rather, different and unique, bold and edgy. Most importantly, her jewellery is honestly priced.
Above on the left, a pair of 18ct yellow gold “Sunburst” earclips, Alan Martin Gard, 1979, maker’s mark “AMG” and London hallmarks.
Above on the right, a rhodocrosite, calcite, pyrite crystal and 18ct two-colour gold pendant necklace by Gilian Packard, 1967, maker’s mark ‘GEP’ and London hallmarks.
Below, a classic Elsa Peretti Silver Bone Cuff by Tiffany & Co
Below left, a gilt bronze abstract pendant necklace by Alicia Penalba, 1981 (1913-1982), numbered 65/100
Below right, a yellow gold and silver “Sun Journey” choker, Sieglinde (Brennan) Karl-Spence, 1977 (b. 1943) with English hallmarks
Contact Fram jewellery by email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on any of the above pieces.
Nicky’s World February 2018