These creole earrings are well-known among fishermen and date back a long time. About 45 years ago, we at Kaptijn Juweliers in Urk started to breathe new life into this piece of history. Kaptijn Juweliers has been a specialist in the field of nautical jewelry for many years.
You may already know the stories behind why fishermen used to wear these gold earrings, whether for identification when a deceased fisherman washed up on an unknown beach, or to sell them and cover the costs of a possible funeral. These are all exciting stories from a distant past.
Today, the earrings and pendants have undergone a major transformation and are predominantly handmade jewelry from our own workshop, where our goldsmiths design and manufacture them with care. Whatever you are looking for – whether you want to have a cutter (boat), an anchor, a fish, your profession, or the name of a loved one made into the earring – anything is possible.
Nearly all Dutch fishing villages, such as Arnemuiden, Yerseke, Zoutkamp, Katwijk, and Scheveningen, know how to find their way to Urk for this unique piece of jewelry.
We keep a large inventory of cutter earrings and pendants in different sizes so that we can meet all of our customers’ needs.