Hermien van Staden is a jewelry designer/maker based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied at the Technikon Witwatersrand and is a former lecturer in jewelery design and manufacture at the University of Johannesburg.

Hermien enjoys designing for and working in most precious metals and stones and uses mostly traditional manufacturing techniques. She feels a kinship with metalsmiths through the ages and is fascinated with the intertwined threads of history and adornment.

Hermien's work explores the endless possibilities of metal - beyond merely being the ignored vehicle for precious stones. She values designing with flair and a high level of craftsmanship.