Birgit Duval qualified as a Goldsmith in 2001 in Germany. She then finished the Master school for Gold-and Silversmithing in Munich in 2004. Afterwards she went to Namibia where she worked as the workshop manager for a very popular jeweller in Windhoek. Being a Master Goldsmith entitles her to teach apprentices as well as designing and manufacturing unique and high end jewellery.
After 8 years Birgit moved to Cape Town, South Africa and started her own business in 2014.
Through working in different countries and continents her designs are influenced by the modern European look as well as the African traditional style. Birgit specializes in high Quality contemporary Jewellery using an ancient Korean technique in an unconventional way as well as custom orders. Only after a very high quality control inspection standard is carried out will each unique piece be allowed out of the workshop.
Winner of the Shining Light Award Diamond Design Competition 2008/2009
Master Goldsmith since 2004
3rd Regional Winner Practical Efficiency Contest 2002
Camber Winner Munich 2002
Group exhibition “Guilty Pleasures” at Lourensford Wine Estate July/August 2015
Group exhibition “Is Art Christmas” at the Is Art Gallery in Franschhoek Dec 2013
Group exhibition “Wood Works” at Is Art Gallery in Franschhoek April/May 2013
Art Walk at the Bijou 2012 and 2013