Margo Nelissen Jewellery


Welcome to Margo Nelissen's website

Margo Nelissen is a jewellery designer from the Netherlands. She designs her own collections and also works on commission for individuals and organisations. Margo regularly and successfully shows her creations in galleries nationally as well as internationally. She is a member of Klimt02, an international art jewelry community. And she is certified as a Fairgold & Fairmined goldsmith.

Margo Nelissen started her career at the Academy of Fine Arts (82-87)  in Maastricht The Netherlands, at the department for product design.

The jewellery and ways of adornment in other cultures, especially in Africa, have been fascinating her from the time of her studies. Margo travelled through Africa for six months, studying these adornments. This inspired her to go and study Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, where she specialised in the subject of amulets (1988-1993).

Margo started her own studio in 1995. From 1999 she has also been teaching and giving workshops in jewellery design at various institutions. She regularly realises projects together with other artists.

In 2003 she attended the summer course “Now You” at the Opere International Jewellery School in Ravestein by Ruudt Peters.

From 2010 to mid-2013 she lived on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao.