Award winning designer Dennis deJonghe creates his unique jewelry collection in his Saratoga Springs studio and gallery – deJonghe Original Jewelry. Although Dennis opened his original gallery in 1982 on Caroline Street in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, he has been designing and creating jewelry since 1975. Now located on Broadway, dJ Originals showcases Dennis’s renowned artwork. His jewelry features fine quality gems set in precious metals ranging from everyday gold earrings to one-of-a-kind diamond engagements rings. These individual works of art are handcrafted using traditional goldsmithing techniques. For over 25 years, deJonghe Original Jewelry has been an integral part of the creative atmosphere in this historic setting and owner Dennis deJonghe has become the premier jewelry designer in Upstate New York. Many private collectors in North America and Europe own deJonghe pieces.
Oscar Wilde’s quote, “One should be a work of art or wear a work of art” expresses my jewelry point of view. Jewelry reflects the artistic taste of the wearer. I approach my designs as miniature sculpture, to be viewed from all sides and yet be functional to enhance the body. This style has developed into soft curving lines that incorporate elements of balance, form and color into each piece. I regard the quality of the craftsmanship and materials to equal the integrity of the design.