To mark this major milestone, we are preparing a 2022 year punctuated by several collaborations, new major creations and exciting events.
From religious art to jewelry, a finely chiseled history… the House of Holemans is synonymous with elegance and classicism, its style constructed from generation to generation, with respect for tradition and a desire for innovation.
Entirely designed, made, and set in Brussels, our jewelry is created by the expert hands of our in-house craftsmen. From their atelier in the heart of our jewelry boutique, our designer, goldsmith, and setter perpetuate the legacy of our founder, Henri Holemans, a master goldsmith, before the eyes of our guests.
This continuity, uninterrupted for one century, makes our House the absolute reference for artisanal jewelry in Belgium and Europe.
Made in Belgium, our jewelry is created by a goldsmith and setter in our own atelier, a choice that bears witness to our culture of craftsmanship and work ethic.
All our gemstones are certified, and our diamonds are sourced under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which guarantees that we do not work with diamonds from war-torn areas in Africa. We also recycle your gold to give it a second life.
Our jewelry boutique provides the necessary care for your jewelry. Cleaning, checking settings, repairing, the transformation of family jewelry and the recycling of gold are all expert services we are pleased to offer our clients.
Holemans craftsmanship has been passed down from father to son for three generations, making our House the guarantor of a precious craft. Already one century in existence, we continue to nurture our heritage through the outstanding skills of the craftsmen who work in our jewelry atelier.
Henri Holemans establishes the Ateliers Holemans. His religious works can still be admired in the museum of the Koekelberg Basilica in Brussels.
Henri Holemans learns the art of natural lacquer on metal from a Japanese master, a secret passed from father to son.
Jean Holemans takes over the family atelier and reorients it towards a more secular jewelry world. An inspired man, he designs every piece and creates the Holemans style.
Jean Holemans creates the emblematic Antilope Solitaire ring and introduces the use of lacquers on precious metals, a first in Belgium.
Thierry Holemans takes over the jewelry business and creates thematic collections.
Holemans opens a jewelry boutique on the Place Vendôme, Paris.
Launch of Orichalcum ©, the line of “living jewels”, in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid.
Holemans creates and presents the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award trophies at the Flanders International Film Festival. Holemans has honored Juliette Binoche, Tony Curtis and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Maison Holemans is honored to create the tiara that Isabelle Orsini will wear on her wedding day to H.S.H. Prince Edouard de Ligne La Tremoïlle.
Thierry Holemans entrusts the reins of the family business to Moïse Mann who knows the business well having worked there for almost 20 years.
A treasured icon of Belgian jewelry for almost a century, Holemans continues its history in a new setting on the Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels.
Holemans Jewelers celebrates its desire to bring antique jewelry back to life through the purchase and restoration of vintage jewelry.
A year of multiple artistic creations mark the centennial of Holemans.
Our specialists will carry out an exhaustive appraisal of your jewelry in complete discretion. Entrust the jewelry you wish to transform, or know the value of, to their experienced eyes and receive an expert and reliable estimate.
La création d’un bijou serti de pierres précieuses est un art exigeant qui implique le savoir-faire d’une série d’artisans experts. L’une des dernières joailleries belges à s’être dotée d’un sertisseur en interne, nous sommes également l’une des rares à disposer d’un atelier au sein même de notre joaillerie.
L’une des dernières joailleries à bénéficier des services d’un sertisseur en interne, nous nous réjouissons de la présence de Jon au sein de notre atelier. Sertisseur de père en fils, il exécute le sertissage de nos bijoux de A à Z.
Armée de ses 35 ans d’expérience dans le secteur du luxe, notre responsable boutique, passionnée de pierres précieuses, prodigue ses conseils avec expertise et se montre à l’écoute de vos souhaits.
Notre designer de bijoux attitrée, Sawako Narita livre à notre Maison ses créations d’exception en exclusivité depuis 2013. Formée au Japon et à Paris, elle transmet à notre joaillerie son savoir-faire et sa sensibilité, les traduisant en des pièces qui suscitent l’émerveillement.
C’est sous les mains expertes de notre artisan fabricant, Roberto, que nos bijoux les plus délicats prennent forme. Attelé à la tâche depuis l’âge de 15 ans, il manie l’or d’une main de maître.
Henri Holemans founded our eponymous company in 1922. At that time, the company mainly produced religious goldsmithing, including Art Deco ciboria and chalices. Between 1930 and 1933, Henri Holemans studied precious lacquerware with a Japanese master. He transmitted this technique to his son, Jean, who will apply it to jewelry. After studying architecture at the Academy of Saint-Luc, he joined the family business, and from 1960, he will develop the jewelry, making…
On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Maison Holemans is partnering with Mary Chocolatier to make Easter even more magical. What if we offered you a stone hunt instead of an egg hunt? The idea is a little crazy, but it brings together Mary and Holemans. We are two Belgian companies that share the same values: passion, tradition and know-how handed down from generation to generation. With its own workshop,…
The certificate is the identity card of your stone. It guarantees the authenticity of a stone and helps to compare with similar stones in the market. Gemstone certificate makes it easier to negotiate on the world stage. At Holemans we work with gemstone for almost a century. In this article we share our experience in gems certification. We will speak about: Which parameters in gems certificate?Which parameters from the gem certificate influence the price?Where do we request…
How to choose your engagement ring, symbol of eternal love and testimony of your commitment?For the centre stone: diamond or coloured stone? Diamonds are traditionally the preferred stone for an engagement ring. However, coloured stones, both precious and fine, are also in vogue today. Particularly the sapphire, symbol of fidelity and wisdom, which is available in a wide range of colours. Peridot, tourmaline and aquamarine are also suitable pieces for the…
The year 2021 has started in the most surprising way at Maison Holemans! Maison Holemans has joined forces with the Saint-Aulaye artisanal bakery for a most unusual Epiphany celebration. With the purchase of a “Galette des Rois” in one of the Saint-Aulaye bakeries, customers had the chance to enter our Epiphany competition to win unique bracelets signed by Holemans. Three bracelets in 18 K gold and diamonds worth 2000 euros…
The Belgian house is taking on a new challenge with its head jewellery collection. Inspired by the actress Audrey Hepburn, the piece "Audrey" is made from white gold, mother-of-pearl and white diamonds (9.98 cts). The Catherina headdress is a whirlwind of precious materials. Pearls, white diamonds (10.21 cts) and white gold are lightly intertwined. A perfect fusion of aesthetics and jewellery technique, which will make every headdress sparkle.
Philippe Fiévet | Published on 5 May 2022 | Updated on 5 May 2022 Heir to the prestigious Brussels brand, artisan jeweller Moïse Mann is celebrating this 100th anniversary in style by creating three exceptional pieces of jewellery. "I took over the name, the history, the designs and everything related to the intellectual property of the company, which I set up on the Place du Grand Sablon the following year." So…