marcel roelofs

Born in the Netherlands, Marcel Roelofs has lived and worked in Germany since the early 1970s. He founded his own wholesale company in 1977. Just five years later the self-taught jeweller launched the first collection to be designed by himself.

Today, Marcel Roelofs can be seen at all key international trade fairs, such as the Gem and Jewellery Show in Tucson, the COUTURE Las Vegas and the inhorgenta europe in Munich. Located in Erkrath, his eponymous company supplies an extensive range of clasps, ear jewellery and rings to specialist retailers around the globe. In addition, several times a year he also exhibits his jewellery at locations where others take their holidays: in jewellery stores on selected cruise ships.

the idea

Marcel Roelofs' idea is to remove the clasp from its purely functional niche and place a spotlight on it as a jewellery item in its own right. The extensive range of interchangeable clasps that Marcel Roelofs offers his partners in the trade enable the creation of countless variations, combinations and individual designs. Ingenious, secure bayonet fastener systems enable the wearer to interchange the clasp elements with ease - to suit the mood or occasion.

the design

Clever combinability in a premium design – the ethos of the mostly handmade jewellery pieces of Marcel Roelofs. An expert team of designers and goldsmiths, including the young designer Sigrid Eickhoff, is responsible for the modern designs of the decorative clasps and their implementation. Clasps may be interchanged in the blink of an eye. In addition, the wearer also has a choice of different chains (pearl or stone chains, single or multi-stringed gold wires and cords or stainless steel wire), into which the clasps are secured via bayonet fasteners.