Founder and Creative Director
Every Sassi collection tells a unique story for jewellery that is authentic, distinctive and refined. Our contemporary designs are rooted in the past – each piece a timeless interpretation of traditional forms in jewellery, art and architecture. Sassi fine jewellery is handcrafted in 18 karat gold, using millennia-old techniques such as lost-wax casting, granulation or filigree. The highest quality gemstones are hand cut to our exacting standards.
Versatile and creative, many Sassi pieces can be combined and worn in different ways for a look that is stylish yet always comfortable, glamorous yet accessible, fashionable yet timeless. Wear your Sassi jewellery anytime and take it anywhere with its handy travel pouch that slips easily into your handbag or suitcase.
Founder and creative director, Renilde Vervoort, draws on her doctorate in history of arts, as well as her long-cultivated appreciation for exquisite design and her extensive library, to develop Sassi’s refined creations. Each is meticulously researched. Renilde loves the stories behind the art, the history, the buildings, the owner or the creator, all of these inspire her. She brings the essence together in her unique and timeless creations that retell the story.
Sassi reflects Renilde’s unconventional approach to jewellery design and her continued art historical research, focusing on jewellery and gemstones. She is a member of the Society of Jewellery Historians, based in London, as well as a certified gemologist. As a diamond and coloured gemstones grader at the International Gemological Institute, she gained an even deeper understanding of the intricacies of coloured gemstones and diamonds. A true global nomad, Renilde has lived in many different countries around the world, all of which influence her. She only works with cut-to-order gemstones, which she handpicks and sources directly from Jaipur, the city with the most lapidaries in the world. This makes each piece truly, uniquely Sassi.