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NimZu – handmade jewelry inspired by  travels, simplicity and vibrancy .

“The geometric design keeps it pure and elegant, the silver and gold warm and playful.”

Natasha Casteleyn (°1979) is a Brussels-born urban nomad who after many artistic and academic wanderings in Europe and beyond, chose the vibrant city of Antwerp as her hometown.
She obtained a Master in Political and Social Sciences in Ghent and then headed to Barcelona, where she studied Documentary Film and Photography and lived for 8 years. A 2-year intermezzo in Buenos Aires (Argentina) awakened her creativity but it is truly during her one-year honeymoon through Australia and Southeast Asia , and the meeting of a  traditional Japanese master silversmith  that she discovered her talent and passion for jewelry design and artisanal silversmithing.

These various international endeavors have influenced Natasha significantly, and inspired her  wabi sabi approach to life and design. Whenever possible she re-uses her metals giving them a well deserved second life.
Natasha’s jewelry label Nimzu is nothing but a blink to that  way of life, not looking for (industrial) perfection but emphasizing artisanal craftsmanship.
Nimzu’s trademark are geometric forms and lines often mingled with hispanic color and vibrancy, resulting in a stylish, contemporary and elegant collection of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
Every single piece of Nimzu jewelry is handmade in Natasha’s homeatelier and created with sterling silver 925 or 14 carat gold.

The new “SIAM collection” was inspired  by Natasha’s last trip to Thailand. Rounder shapes and as in previous collection the mixed use of sterling silver and 14K gold; where the gold warms up the colder silver, the silver lightens up the gold…keeping each other in a perfect balans as yin and yang.

Natasha Casteleyn about Nimzu: “The geometry and simple lines of my collections keep it pure and elegant, the silver and gold warm and playful. Every collection grows organically. I want people to experiment with my bijoutry, the combinations are endless: a casual daytime ensemble might transform into a dressed-up night outfit by switching one single piece.”

Natasha is fluent in Dutch, French, Spanish and English. She is married to Frederik,  mother of Felix and Rosie.