back to Amsterdam for monday show and tell…
Posted in amsterdam, handmade, stores March 17th, 2008 by piablog

Amsterdam is an overwhelming, overflowing creative melting pot. And whenever I get the chance I like to give the pot a bit of a mix and see what surfaces. Then I carefully extract it, analysing and scrutinising this new found beauty for all our benefit, right here under the roof of the (blog)house. So what have I found for us today? The very fresh, very funky, and very very hip, MIR jewellery range…



You’ve all guessed why I love it so – designer Mirjam de Haan takes her inspiration from nature. And with this new range she has looked to the sea, with cuff bracelets that look like silver-dipped coral, pendants in delicate leaf shapes, starfish and seahorses.


“In a world where mass production is the norm, MIR prefers to retain the delicacy and sensitivity of handcrafted pieces. MIR jewellery is handcrafted to the highest standards.” Designer Mirjam de Haan


There are two ranges, the prêt à porter which includes the gorgeous coral piece you see above, and haute joaillerie which includes one-of-a-kind designs like this exquisite smokey quarts pendant on smokey quarts bead chain, featured below…


The range includes chunks of amber set on delicate bead chains, a jaspis pendant which I adore, turquoise rings and cute charm bracelets. Click here to view the full range on the just launched website.


This new range from MIR is so fresh on the scene that it has barely hit the Dutch docks. It has been featured on fashion shoots for Gala and La Vie En Rose (above), and I have no doubt you will be seeing these stunning pieces in more of your favourite magazines throughout the year, all over the world. I myself will be featuring some of the range in a shoot next week and will be sure to show you what we create. That’s if I can remove it from my own neck and arms and ears. Habit of occupation. I love my job!

All images courtesy of MIR . For stockists, click here.

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  1. Esti says

    I like the ring especially.

    March 17th, 2008 | #

  2. lynne says

    i love smoky quartz/topaz … the necklace and ring are just gorgeous

    March 17th, 2008 | #

  3. sofia says

    I like the gem ones and lovely fashion photos too!
    can’t wait to see yours 🙂

    March 18th, 2008 | #

  4. bexy says

    i want to wear starfish round my neck in the sunshine…
    ..and just a thought, i don’t suppose you need an assistant to play dress up with ?!?! no? worth an ask!

    March 18th, 2008 | #

  5. bexy says

    oh, pia – by the way, word on the the uk east anglian street is that the delectable mr depp is buying property in north norfolk. where my folks live. he has been frequenting local pubs in the area and rolling cigarettes for all the locals, who to my disgust, do not, on any level, know who he is!
    probably why he likes it!
    can you imagine sitting in your grotty local pub quietly getting twisted when in saunters mr depp???
    THIS is what dreams are made of.
    and if anyone is looking for me, i’ll be on the north norfolk coast.

    March 18th, 2008 | #

  6. Pia says

    yes i love the smokey quartz pieces too lynne. but i also love those little more intimate pieces like the seahorse and the leaf pendant – it looks so tropical that leaf!

    bexy, perhaps its time you and i meet up for real you know, say, in north norfolk, over a pint or two?!

    March 18th, 2008 | #

  7. bexy says

    hee hee hee hee hee mwah ha ha ha MWAH HA HAAAAA
    i think, i THINK, i just passed over into scary plotting would-be stalker -yikes!

    March 19th, 2008 | #

  8. joanna goddard says

    that seahorse is stunning. i love your blog.

    March 19th, 2008 | #

  9. nyla says

    droooling over these pieces. oh my.

    bexy and pia, please count me in on the north norfolk depp-spotting pilgrimage. i’ve been a fan of JD since 21 Jump St. i’m the real deal, not some johnny-come-lately-captain-jack pseudo fan. (i have a poster for Dead Man in my office!) i want him to roll a cigarette for ME.

    March 20th, 2008 | #

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