The history of Bodes & Bode

In 1950 Bodes & Bode starts its company at the Denneweg 50A in The Hague, The Netherlands. The fifth generation of family owned Bodes & Bode is originated out of watchmakers, goldsmiths, diamond and colored-stone dealers who have been active since 1860. Two brothers-in-law Bodes & Bode started their first shop at the Denneweg 50A in The Hague. Around 1966 a second "boutique" was opened at Noordeinde in The Hague. Soon after in 1968 Bodes & Bode opened a third shop in the Rotterdam Hilton Hotel followed by a fourth shop in Nwe. Spiegelstraat, Amsterdam in 1969. The company became well-known for their knowledge on fine jewellery from the Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco period. Jewellery pieces from Lalique sold by Bodes & Bode can be found in collections in the Rijksmuseum and the Museum Kunstlerkolonie in Darmstadt, Germany. Fine precious colored-stones and old mine diamonds were sold on a regular base. Besides fine period jewellery, paintings by artists like Kees van Dongen, Mondriaan and Isaac Israels found their destination in private collections. Tribal art from Africa and New Guinea were also sold to private- and museum collections.

Dutch Royal Family

Jewellery owned by the Royal Family had to be appraised and organized in files. Most of the antique jewellery was redesigned to make them wearable for these times. One of the most important pieces that Bodes & Bode has made and designed are the sapphire and diamond earrings which Queen Beatrix is wearing in the official Royal portrait. This picture was later used by Andy Warhol for his Reigning Queens series.

5th generation Bodes & Bode

Nowadays, the 5th generation of the Bode family has turned over a new leaf at Bodes & Bode. From antiques to wearable modern jewellery. Bodes & Bode is now managed with great succes and passion by: Pieteke Bode, studies in finance and law at University of Amsterdam and Leiden, Julian Bode, School of Art Florence, St.Martins College of Art & Design, London. Suus Bode, School for Jewellers & Goldsmiths in Schoonhoven, Dolph Bode, study in finance at University of Amsterdam, Graduated Gemologist "GIA", California, USA.


Contact Us

Bodes & Bode The Hague

Denneweg 50A

2514 CH The Hague

The Netherlands

Tel +31 (0)70 - 364 99 50

Route Den Haag >




Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00

Bodes & Bode Amsterdam

Cornelis Schuytstraat 7hs

1071 JC Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel +31 (0)20 - 341 51 25

Route Amsterdam > 


Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 - 18:00

Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00