Ahav is a jewelry brand that started in Curaçao. It is all handmade in Curaçao & Holland. In 2020 it opened another location in the centre of Utrecht at Vinkenburgstraat. All our jewelry is handmade with passion and love. The name Ahav stands for Amo, Humanitas, Animo and Vita. Which means ‘I love humanity, soul and life.’ Ahav is love in the Hebrew. The logo is love in arabic and the abbreviation is latin. Combining the world in one word. Love.
We focus on a lot of different high standard jewels and styles, made for everyone. Our message is that all human beings are equal. Our skin colour, our own personal beliefs and sexual preferences make us unique individuals and define who we are.
Ahav is for anyone with a genuine passion for gemstones and natural stones and all its beneficial perspectives. The designer and owner of Ahav travels the world to collect different gemstones and unique pieces, to create Ahav’s handmade jewelry.
Our designs are inspired by our own personal experiences, what we see and what we feel. We try to use only high quality materials which are legal and fair trade.
But how did Ahav actually come about?
Monique Elmondalek, the designer and owner of Ahav, had a passion for making jewelry since she was a young girl around 6. “As long as I can remember I have been making or designing something. My first creations were made out of telephone wires and were sold at school. I was seven years old and all I did was design jewelry out of everything I could find.