Our Founder

Pieter Andries Hye
Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Belgium
Founder & CEO of Pieter Andries Companies
At eighteen, Pieter Andries Hye earned the designation of Master Goldsmith from the prestigious Technicum Londonstraat in Antwerp Belgium. Under the tutelage of his professor and mentor, Paul van Dessel, Pieter learned that true luxury is in the details. His mastering of over forty different disciplines from design to metal-smithing served to ignite a passion for crafting beautiful jewels that still burns brightly today.
 
In 2011, Pieter earned the title of Certified Gemologist Appraiser, CGA, from the American Gem Society, AGS, an association of professional jewelers in the United States and Canada. To earn the CGA title Pieter, already a Certified Gemologist, successfully fulfilled all requirements and passed additional exams to earn this prestigious award.

The Certified Gemologist Appraiser accreditation is the highest level of achievement in the jewelry industry. Currently approximately 400 AGS members in North America have earned this prestigious professional title.