Di van der Riet-Steyn Jewellery

Direction: In Town

For Prince Albert local, Di van der Riet-Steyn, creating jewellery out of found objects has been an obsession since university. After studying Fine Art/Jewellery Design in Stellenbosch, then London and Germany, she worked in Plettenberg Bay, exhibiting widely and doing a lot of commission work. Based in Prince Albert for over 24 years, she continues to work in both gold and silver.

In a “dorp” rich in history, she often walks nose down in the veld searching for that piece, bits of karoo blue and red shards, that make one wonder who used that piece of crockery 150 years ago. Someone else’s precious plate or cup, treasures in the ground, discarded in the garbage heap, all little gems that Di wraps in pure silver and transforms into wearable Karoo Blues.

Contact Di to buy any jewellery viewed, order something similar, or to turn your sentimental shard or old jewellery into a special creation.