As a trained goldsmith and owner of a rapidly expanding collection of self-made jewellery, it came natural to Maaike Bots to start her own jewellery brand. “I received a lot of compliments about the jewellery I designed and that’s when I thought: let’s pass on my passion and start a brand.” In the atelier of Bodali Jewels, Maaike creates all jewels with handpicked rough and polished gemstones as well as precious silver and gold metals. Customers can also bring in old pieces of jewellery and heirlooms, which can be refashioned or implanted into other rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Or incorporate a special touch by implanting the fingerprints, ashes or hair of departed loved ones