String of pearls long
Necklace
  • This contemporary jewellery line proves the value and beauty of hospital design. More images and information about LifeLines jewels at Klimt02

On show at: exhibitions

Photography: Hugo Rompa

2015
  • Fresh water pearls, magnets
  • Intravenous line
Tranches - Plakjes
Necklace
  • This contemporary jewellery line is Eva's ode to hospital design. All materials used are safe hospital waste, out of date or rejected, hence no longer suitable for patients. More images and information about LifeLines jewels at Klimt02
Photography: Hugo Rompa
2015
  • Fresh water pearls
  • Tranches intravenous lines
Neolus
Necklace
  • This contemporary jewellery line is Eva's ode to hospital design. All materials used are safe hospital waste, out of date or rejected, hence no longer suitable for patients. More images and information about LifeLines jewels at Klimt02
Photography: Hugo Rompa
2015
  • Fresh water pearls
  • rejected hypodermic needles, intravenous lines
Open close clamp
Necklace
  • This contemporary jewellery line is Eva's ode to hospital design. All materials used are safe hospital waste, out of date or rejected, hence no longer suitable for patients. More images and information about LifeLines jewels at Klimt02
2015
  • Fresh water pearls, imitation blood coral
  • rejected intravenous lines, silver, polyurethane
Soulfly
Necklace, Brooch
  • The herkimer diamonds and pearl-necklace is wearable from choker to long. Also wearable as a back jewel, in this case the big herkimer diamond attached to the locket will show at the front.
2010
  • Opal
  • Pure gold
  • 18ct yellow gold
  • 14ct red gold
Johannah
Ring
  • Bi-color

    14ct. red and yellow gold, agath.

    This ring combines with Lucia Set.
  • Bi-color

    14ct. yellow and red gold, prehnite.

    This ring combines with Lucia Set.
  • Bi-color

    14ct. palladium white gold and red gold, rosequartz.

    This ring combines with Lucia Set.
  • Bi-color gold

    other combinations possible on request.

    These rings combine with Lucia Set.
2014
  • Hand cut agath, prehnite, rosequartz, aquamarine, chrysophrase.
  • Filigree rings, available in bi-color yellow, red and white gold and silver with gold.
Lucia
Ring
  • 14ct. palladium white gold with diamonds.

    This ring combines with Johannah Set.
  • 14ct. red gold with diamonds.

    This ring combines with Johannah Set.
  • 14ct. yellow gold with diamonds.

    This ring combines with Johannah Set.
  • silver.

    This ring combines with Johannah Set.
  • 14ct. red, yellow and palladium white gold with diamonds.

    These rings combine with Johannah Set.
2014
  • With or without diamonds.
  • Filigree rings, available in silver, yellow, red and palladium white gold.
Johannah-Lucia
Ring
  • Set bi-color gold

    14 ct. yellow and red gold, prehnite and diamonds.

    These rings can also be viewed and purchased separately: Johannah / Lucia
  • Set 14ct. palladium white gold

    with red golden details, rosequartz and diamonds.

    These rings can also be viewed and purchased separately: Johannah / Lucia
  • Set 14ct. red gold

    with yellow golden details, agath and diamonds.

    These rings can also be viewed and purchased separately: Johannah / Lucia
  • Set

Two filigree rings, can be worn on one finger or used as commitment rings for partners, mother-daughter, sisters etc.
2014
  • Hand cut precious stones. With or without diamonds.
  • Filigree rings, available in silver, yellow, red and palladium white gold.
Roaring twenties
Ring
This elegant and nostalgic engagement ring can be made to order in your size.
2014
  • champagne coloured diamonds (vvsi).
  • 18ct yellow gold
Arabian Night
Set
  • The set consists of necklace, bracelet and earrings.
  • Necklace

    Detachable pendant, can be worn with several chains, traditionally hand tied with silk.

  • Necklace

    Detachable pendant, can be worn with several chains, traditionally hand tied with silk.

  • Bracelet

    Uses a magnetic clasp.

  • Earrings
Aquamarine is derived from "aqua marinus" (Latin), meaning "water of the sea". According to legend, Aquamarine is the treasure of mermaids, and holds the power to keep sailors safe when at sea.
2011
  • Aquamarine
  • 14ct Yellow Gold
Arabian Night
Necklace
Detachable pendant, can be worn with several chains, traditionally hand tied with silk.
2011
  • Aquamarine
  • 14ct Yellow Gold
Arabian Night
Bracelet
Uses a magnetic clasp, traditionally hand tied with silk.
2011
  • Aquamarine
  • 14ct Yellow Gold
Arabian Night
Earrings
2011
  • Aquamarine
  • 14ct Yellow Gold
Filigree
Ring
This fine and nostalgic ring can be made to order in your size with any precious stone. One of a kind.
2014
  • sapphire.
  • 18ct yellow gold
Lotus
Necklace
2008
  • Rose Quartz with star effect
  • Silver, 14ct yellow gold
Memorial
Memory, Ring
Grandma's necklace re-melted into this ring.
2014
  • Sapphire
  • 18ct yellow gold
United
Memory, Ring
Enherited gold of two families were re-melted into these commitment rings. (Stacking rings for the lady)
2014
  • diamonds (vvsi)
  • 18ct yellow gold
Translucent Shine
Earrings
  • 14ct yellow gold / Lavender rainbow quartz
  • 14ct yellow gold / Aquamarine
  • 14ct yellow gold / Amethyst
Any combination of precious metals and stones can be chosen
2010
  • Various combinations
  • Gold or silver
Nostalgia
Set
The source of inspiration for this filigrain set was the traditional old-dutch "Zeeuwse Knoop". All items in the set can also be purchased separately.
2010
  • 14.5mm mabe pearl
  • 8mm rice shaped pearls
  • Silver filigree
Nostalgia
Necklace
The unique nacre of the Mabe Oyster allows for hues that are quite brilliant and rainbow-like. It took about 6 years to grow this Saltwater Mabe Pearl.
2010
  • 14.5mm mabe pearl
  • 8mm rice shaped pearls
  • Silver filigree
Rotations
Necklace, Men-Unisex
  • 50 cm long silver balls chain.

    "Like the International Dance Theater uses parts of traditional dance to make new choreographies, that's how I use elements from indigenous jewellery in my designs." - Eva.

  • Front Side
  • Back side with inscription "INTERNATIONAAL DANSTHEATER 50 JAAR"

This amulet was designed for the 50th anniversary of the International Dance Theater.

Inspired by indigenous jewellery of Yemen, Oman, Tibet and India.

2011
  • silver
Nostalgia
Ring
2010
  • Silver filigree
Nostalgia
Earrings
2010
  • Fresh water pearls
  • Silver filigree
Pristine Clarity
Ring
2011
  • Trilliant cut rutile quartz
  • 18ct yellow gold
Spiral of Love
Ring, Men-Unisex
  • "+hier, -demain", (I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow).
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
Commitment rings, available in silver, yellow, red and white gold.
2008
  • 18ct yellow gold
  • 14ct red gold
  • 18ct palladium white gold
  • silver
Memento
Ring, Memory
Wedding rings. Hidden underneath the stones is a symbolic amount of ashes of a deceased child.
2010
  • Cognac diamond (vvsi)
  • Red garnet
  • 14ct yellow gold
Perfect fit
Ring
Wedding rings
2011
  • 3 Top wesselton diamonds (vvsi)
  • 14ct palladium white gold
Pearl cluster
Earrings
A new combination for every day of the week
2007
  • Fresh water pearls
  • Convertible pearls
  • Silver
  • 22ct yellow gold
Wuthering Heights
Bracelet, Men-Unisex
  • This bracelet from the collection was enhanced with a re-melted golden band, in commission.

2010
  • Silver
Silver Veins
2007
  • Silver
Silver Veins
Bracelet, Men-Unisex
This bracelet is suitable for both men and women and can be ordered in any size and width.
2007
  • Silver
Lilly of the Valley
Brooch
This brooch was made in commission for a mother of two children; the milk teeth of her children were used as the flowers of the Lilly of the Valley.
2008
  • 18ct Yellow Gold
Infinity
Ring
  • Made in commission for a young mother of twin girls, to connect them forever.

    Can be made to order in different patterns.

Mother will wear the rings until the girls' 18th birthday, when the twins will each get one ring (red and yellow gold). The three parts are made to fit like puzzle pieces that when connected form one large ring, symbolising unity.
2011
  • 14ct palladium white, yellow and red gold
Grace
Earrings
2013
  • Opal
  • Blue chalcedon
  • 14ct yellow gold
Giant Pearl
Earrings
2013
  • 14 x 22.5mm baroque pearls
  • Silver
  • 14ct yellow and red gold
Blossom Pearl
Earrings
2011
  • Pearl
  • Silver
  • 14ct yellow gold
Simple Silver Band
Bracelet, Men-Unisex
This bracelet is suitable for both men and women and can be ordered in any metal, size and width.
2007
  • Silver
The Bends
Ring
2007
  • Top wesselton diamond (vvsi).
  • 14ct palladium white gold.
Eva van Kempen

Eva van Kempen (November 30, 1976) is an Amsterdam based jewellery designer. She studied at the vocational school of goldsmiths in Schoonhoven and Amsterdam; and attended masterclasses of artists/teachers of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and Alchimia school of contemporary jewellery in Florence. Her work evolved drastically when she was confronted with hospital tools in 2011. In 2015 she had a solo-exhibition at AMC, the hospital where she used to be a patient.

"The inspiration for my jewellery line "LifeLines" finds its origin in medical design. With these jewels made from safe hospital waste, like out of date intravenous systems or rejected hypodermic needles, I show the value and beauty of hospital materials. Despite the fact that I started working with these materials as an attempt to accept certain events as well as my own mortality, I feel my ode to hospital materials can help people to treasure them. I hope that by doing so, it makes medical treatments more bearable, after all, health issues are universal. Moreover, this jewellery line is my modest contribution to reduce plastic waste".

Publications: Klimt02 (March 2016) / Parool and RTV NH (2015)

"In these cold, sterile, functional materials, she saw saving beauty and promising opportunities; she saw jewels"

Pieter Kusters

Most jewels are one of a kind, or made in a limited edition. Jewels can be purchased from collection and stock, or you can be part of the designing process. This process more than once takes shape as a pleasant temporary companionship due to the mutual goal of creating a personal and unique jewel.

Eva supports re-melting old / inherited gold as, not only it can be of great emotional value and an economically wise decision, it is also environmentally friendly. Moreover, in commission she crafts jewels in fairmined or fairtrade gold, a ground-breaking initiative that offers a lifeline to artisanal and small-scale miners and their communities.

“Designing for someone in particular can be a memorable experience in itself, as the stories that are being shared are as personal as the jewels will be.”
  • (forthcoming) Reade Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat
    Duo - LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials
    Jan. 1 - March. 30, 2017
    Reade, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Reade Overtoom
    Duo - LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials
    June 1 - Aug. 1, 2016
    Reade, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Silo
    Group - Plastic is Forever
    Curator: Moski Art
    May 6 - June 5, 2016
    Silo, Brighton, the UK
  • Galería La Galleler
    Group - Más que zuecos y tulipanes...
    April 22 - May 27, 2016
    Curator: Luis Acosta
    Sevilla, Spain
  • Antonius Pharmacy
    Solo - LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials
    March 7 - May 29, 2016
    Sint Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Holland
  • Galeria Context
    Group - Més que esclops i tulipes...
    Feb. 18 - March 31, 2016
    Curator: Luis Acosta
    Sant Cugat-Barcelona, Spain
  • Lalabeyou Joyería Contemporánea
    Group - Más que zuecos y tulipanes...
    Sept. - Oct. 2015
    Curator: Luis Acosta
    Madrid, Spain
  • De Vitrines, Kunstzaken AMC
    Solo - LifeLines, an ode to hospital materials
    Aug. - Nov. 2015
    Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Torenkamer festival, Opium op 4 AVRO
    June 2015
    CS Vondel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • De Torenkamer, Opium op 4 AVRO
    Artist in residence, art and culture radio
    May 2015
    CS Vondel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Kunst10Daagse
    Group - Handpalm Art
    jury report 3rd prize
    Sept. 2014
    Bergen, Holland
  • Galerie de Lage Flank
    Duo - Nov. 2010
    Naarden-Vesting, Holland
  • Atzaro
    Group - Art and Fashion Boutique May-Sept. 2010
    May-Sept. 2010
    Ibiza, Spain
  • Galerie EI
    Group - Affordable Art
    Dec. 2008
    Amsterdam, Holland
  • Go Gallery
    Group - Summer exhibition
    June-August 2008
    Prinsengracht 65, Amsterdam, Holland