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Kinkel Jewellery is the culmination of creative and whimsical jewels, inspired by nature and patterns found in our surroundings. Each piece is uniquely designed and handmade by Marleen van Wyk, the owner and founder of Kinkel Jewellery, in her Cape Town studio.
Marleen Van Wyk is a creative, ambitious and bubbly lady from Simon’s Town who has a great love for jewellery design and all things creative. She finished her Jewellery design degree at Stellenbosch University in 2011, including a 6 month design course at the Pforzheim Design School in Germany, where she learnt many exciting skills and techniques. After her studies she spent a year travelling Europe looking for some inspiration and then returned to the great SA to continue her jewellery career. She finished a two year Goldsmith Internship to sharpen her technical skills and learn a few jewellery trade secrets. With this combination of design and technical skills ,Kinkel Jewellery was born.
Marleen is inspired by South Africa’s rich Fauna and Flora. Her aim is to make beautiful and elegant jewellery with handmade precision; pieces of art for everybody to wear and enjoy.
Support Local Designers
All our jewellery are 100% hand manufactured in Cape Town. Since every piece is made by hand, every piece is unique in its own way. We encourage you to support local designers, where quality and creativeness are guaranteed. If you are looking for something specific that is not listed below don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we are always up for a challenge.
Choosing the right metal for each jewellery piece is very important. We work in silver, 9ct & 18ct gold and platinum.
A gemstone can define a jewellery piece. South Africa is rich in gemstones that come in amazing colours and shades. We can help you source your perfect stone or create a ring with your birthstone.
Pearls are symbols of elegance and purity. We absolutely love working with pearls at Kinkel Jewellery. We have created many delicate as well as intricate pearl jewellery in our pearl collection. They are the jewels of the ocean and work well with almost any outfit.
Planning your wedding or thinking of popping the question? We love assisting happy couples with designing and making their dream wedding or engagement rings.
A little bit of attention to detail can go a long way, which is why every man should own a tie clip or a pair of cufflinks. There’s no easier way to look stylish or to show a little bit of personality by adding a tie clip or pair of cufflinks to his outfit.
The Sea Urchin Collection is Kinkel Jewelley’s most popular range of jewellery. The collection is made from the Cape Sea Urchin shells which we collect when scuba diving in False Bay. If you have any special shells lying around at home, we can make you a special souvenir jewellery piece.
Engraving your jewellery with a name, date or quote can make a piece extra special.
We are continuously experimenting with new materials and techniques. If you have something new or different in mind, please get in touch with us.
We design all our jewellery by hand according to your specific requirements. Whether you need a new piece, repairs or alterations, we are willing to sit down with you and design something that is personal and unique.
Thank you for supporting local designers and having great taste in Jewellery.