Jewellery designer, goldsmith and surfing mom. Meet Retea Pretorius, a unique individual with a creative flair and passion for beautiful things. Her rare ability to transform lifeless lumps of metal and precious stones into awe-inspiring creations explains why she is on Klein Collection’s list of preferred jewellers. Here is what she has to say about herself and her life-long love affair with jewellery.
“I absolutely love to design and create magnificent pieces of jewellery for my clients, pieces that reflect their personal style and fit their budget. Because of my years of experience in the jewellery industry (I have a degree in Jewellery Design at the University of Stellenbosch and worked in the jewellery industry for 10 years), I can guarantee excellent craftsmanship. I specialise in diamond jewellery using platinum or gold, but I also enjoy making something unique and special in silver and semi-precious stones. My personal style is clean and modern, but I pride myself in the fact that I can translate my clients’ style – anything from extremely eccentric designs to more classical, timeless creations.
My husband and I live in Cape Town with our baby girl. Whenever I am not designing jewellery, I spend time outdoors, drawing inspiration from nature.
Contact me by completing the short form below. I look forward to discussing your jewellery needs over a warm cup of coffee in the privacy of my home.”