A love for the water and island life runs strong in Valerie Van Balen’s veins. In 1997, Valerie moved to Kaua’i with a one way ticket and a surfboard, landing on the North Shore. Inspired by the gorgeous island, she worked on curating a fine jewelry collection that captured the natural beauty that she saw. Her heart was set on what she believed: that jewelry is more than just an accessory. It’s something that should empower the wearer, celebrate their uniqueness, and tell a story!
Valerie's goal is to create beautiful pieces that reflect the beauty that she’s seen all over the world. With her keen designer eye Van Balen now curates bespoke jewelry by sourcing exceptional gemstones and the best ethical materials available. Valerie also to works together with South Pacific islanders who farm beautiful saltwater pearls so that each pearl piece has a natural one of a kind touch.
With a beautifully designed fine jewelry boutique currently based in Hawaii, Valerie and her team enjoy showcasing her collection everyday as the exclusive jeweler of the St. Regis Princeville Resort. The winning combination of creativity, elegance, and unsurpassed customer service is what the Van Balen sales team continually provide. All clients are offered information, certified appraisals & complete care, a three year warranty is included. The Van Balen boutique in The St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kaua’i is a prime example of where one can find her expertly made jewelry pieces.