by Hester van Diggelen

Hester van Diggelen - Santa Barbara's Contemporary Handmade Jewelry Designer


Goldsmith, Silversmith, and Gemologist

Hester van Diggelen was raised and schooled in the Netherlands. She attended the Amsterdam School of Gold and Silversmithing for four years. She also became a certified gemologist during this period.

World Traveler

After graduating from the University, Hester traveled the world for five years — mostly Asia. While gaining inspiration for her jewelry she was also creating beautiful photos of the world.


In 2003, Hester started her own unique line of contemporary jewelry. While working primarily in sterling silver, Hester also incorporates gold, gems, rubber, felt, resin, and enamel into her work. Hester is a constantly evolving artist and is always creating new and original designs. Her skillful hand and modern eye combine to reveal the jewelry style you see here. Please enjoy browsing her pieces and feel free to contact her with any questions or queries.

Santa Barbara

Hester's studio and home are based in sunny Santa Barbara, California. Come see Hester and her distinctively fashionable jewelry designs at the famous Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show nearly every Sunday (see the Events section for more details).