Making jewellery was a childhood hobby of Judith’s. Rummaging through craft shops in Germany where she grew up, she would search for the most unusual beads, mixing patterns and textures to make wonderfully eclectic earrings and necklaces. Putting colours, shapes and finishes together was her favourite thing in the world.
Judith studied jewellery design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht (MAFAD) in the Netherlands where she was encouraged to experiment, discovering her love for the curious. After graduating, Judith moved to London where she gained invaluable experience in Hatton Garden, working for some of London’s top jewellers. She explored, learned and honed her skills as a maker for six years. In 2019 Judith graduated from the business incubator ‘Setting Out’ by the Goldsmiths’ Centre and launched her eponymous jewellery brand – Judith Peterhoff.
Judith has always been inspired by details, specifically in the human form. She marvels at how freckles on a face, a beauty mark on a cheek, the port-wine stain on her niece’s hand gives that person their own unique, beautiful stamp. Her vision is to celebrate and embrace perceived imperfections, creating unique, handmade jewellery for the modern woman.