Rotterdam is praised as a city of creativity and modernity. I find that one of the most interesting things being done here is the combination of yes, contemporary impulse, but always valuing classic skills. At Oxxo, you will definitely find that unique, guilty pleasure you are looking for. Both if that’s a jewel for yourself or for a unique present, you have found the place.
If when you arrive here you find it looks more like a workshop, that’s because it is – you will find artists working on their craft and even making small reparations. Look for your style among the different displays: you will find pieces from several Rotterdam-based jewel makers that rank from very classic to furiously modern.
Let yourself be guided by whomever is at the counter: it might be that they discover something for you that you hadn’t even thought about before. And, if you find yourself in need of a good repair you can also ask. The great thing about craftsmanship is that almost everything is possible.