A heartly Welcome to Mazlemian's Goldsmithing shop!
The art of the silver and goldsmith for the Armenians dates to pre-Urartian times, having developed concurrently with other related arts.
Because of the creativity of the craftsmen and the encouragement of the Armenian people , silver and gold-smithing remained in the forefront of the Armenian artistic expression . The mountainous topography and the harsh wintery climate proved to be significant factors as they conspired to confine the artisans to their homes of long periods which could be devoted to their art.
Goldsmithing is our heritage given from father to son(s), already for 4 generations long.
Exactly when our family began with goldsmithing is not clear. The first registered information comes from Yervant Mazlemian, who began his workshop in mid 19th century in West Armenia (now east Turkey)
In 1922, and because of the genocide commited against the Armenians, the family Mazlemian were forced to run away from their homeland to France and Egypt.
1869 - 19??
1898 - 1944
1938 - 1998
Kevork and Khatchik Mazlemians landed in Alexandria (Egypt). There, they went on with their family craft making beautiful jewellery for many years. Kevork had two sons, Barkev and Berdj, who went further with their family business. Berdj had a daughter and two sons, Kevork in Egypt and Khatchik in the Netherlands. They, as well kept the tradition of the family in this business going on till today.
Our clients satisfaction was and is always our aim.
Papa (the goldsmith) working on his bench
Here you can order from our catalogue of exclusively handmade products.
Please note that because most of our products are handmade, receiving
your ordered product can take about 2 weeks in The Netherlands and a
little longer time (according to destination) elsewhere in the world.
You can also ask for an appointment for designing your own jewellery.
Our address for appointments and other questions is:
Come in and take a look...