CATHS is the name of the jewelry collection of Belgian designer Catherine De Groote-Schuermans, who lives and works in Ghent. Catherine studied Romance philology and subsequently obtained an MBA in economics in England. After spending a few years working in the business world, she decided to take her career in new, creative direction. Launched in 2006, the CATHS jewelry collection was well received from the beginning.
Drawing inspiration from art, architecture and global culture, CATHS is built on minimalistic aesthetics : refined statement pieces beautify women. CATHS jewelry expresses strong individuality through bold lines, geometric precision and great attention to details.
The creative process starts with the materials. Their texture, colours and patinas evoke emotions that result in stylised forms. Catherine De Groote has Flemish and Parisian roots, a fact that is reflected in refined forms and in the warm colours of the Flemish Primitives.
From the beginning, CATHS was dedicated to working with environmentally and socially sensitive production methods. CATHS provides employment for master craftsmen and a market for their work, contributing in keeping alive the knowledge and skills of these talented people.