Cheshire Cat Gallery is home to an eclectic collection of jewellery, fashion and art. Jewellery takes the centre stage here featuring two ranges of Van Andel & Peace’s own designs as well as original collections by a selective group of International designers and artists in Goa, hand-picked by Andel & Peace. A combination of new collections by regular designers, and constantly changing exhibitions from up and coming promising new talent means there is always something new to see with every visit to Cheshire Cat Gallery GOA.
Jewellery designs mostly include the signature collections by Van Andel and Peace (www.vanandelandpeace.com). In house designers include Nathan Mealey and Pamela SIngh. Trunk shows by several international desingers are hosted throughout the season. The gallery also stocks an interesting collection of malas.
Fashion designers stocked at the gallery include Michele Barnese with her cotton jersey casual wear, Italian silk kaftans by Holy Cow, hand embroidered silk garments by Aurobelle, Goan handloom woven shawls from Kalakar, leather desginer handbags from Mystry and an array of international guest fashion designers.
DESIGN & COLLECTIONS
Van Andel and Peace blend traditional motifs with very contemporary styling. Their singular creations have been described as “Fairytale-Baroque” where each piece begins as a vision that gradually evolves as the work progresses. Following no set rules and confined by no boundaries, this jewellery is designed for women with a strong sense of individuality and style.
Van Andel & Peace:
This luxuriously romantic line is made of lasting and beautiful materials—Using ancient techniques of goldsmithing such as granulation and filigree, and working with rich 22ct gold, and sterling silver and showcasing quality gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, specially selected for their depth of colour and purity, and further accentuated with a combination of multi-coloured smaller gemstones, Karen and Kees and create eye-catching combinations of light and textures that delight and amaze.
All pieces are unique and handcrafted. Kees works closely with his team of master goldsmiths in his studio attached to the gallery.
Bespoke Design Consultation by Appointment:
Van Andel& Peace maintain an exciting collection of fine gemstones, sourced from exotic locations throughout the world, and will customize clients personal wishes into unique pieces of timeless jewellery.
KAREN & KEES
Cheshire Cat comprises of husband and wife team, Kees van Andel and Karen Peace. Kees, who studied at the College of Art in Rotterdam, Netherlands and has been designing in various mediums all his life, is the artist behind the Cheshire Cat singular designs. Karen is from the UK, and she oversees all aspects of their sales and business affairs.
SHOWROOM, WORKSHOP & TEAM
Their original retail outlet, opened in 2005 in Anjuna was relocated to its present location in Assagao in 2009. Cheshire Cat Gallery is a complete experience, where design, production and sales showroom are all found under the same roof of their airy mansion. There are two workshops here, the first where Kees works closely with his team of master-goldsmiths meticulously crafting each design by hand, and the other for beading jewellery in which he has trained a group of local young women to assist him year round. The showroom is run by Karen and her skilled team of sales assistants.