Nijntje (English: Miffy) is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by late Dutch artist Dick Bruna who passed away in 2017. The name nijntje, is a shortening of the Dutch word konijntje, which means “little rabbit”. Nijntje was created in 1955 after Dick Bruna had been telling his one-year-old son stories about a little rabbit they had seen earlier in the dunes. Nijntje is drawn in a graphic style, with minimalist black graphic lines. Bruna chose to only use black, white, the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), green and orange. This makes the bunny instantly recognizable, and also popular, because of her bright and intense simplistic colors.
Royal Coster Diamonds’ nijntje is designed by the renowned artist Fabrice Hünd. This mosaic statue is a tribute to Mr. Dick Bruna and as well a part of the rich Dutch history. Both the Dutch bunny and Amsterdam diamonds are world famous. The latter is why Amsterdam is also known as “the City of Diamonds”. Therefore, this mosaic sparkling statue is a true representation of a Dutch legacy. By using the trademark “nijntje”, Royal Coster supported Unicef. We are very proud to contribute to an organization that helps children in need all around the world.
What is better than take a picture of yourself with a famous landmark? Taking a picture with a famous landmark and win a diamond! Every month we give away one diamond to a lucky photographer who makes a picture of themselves with our miffy. All you have to do is take a picture, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #royalmiffy and follow @RoyalCosterDiamonds on Instagram. At the end of every month, we announce the winner of that month. Will you be the next one to own a real diamond from Royal Coster Diamonds?
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What can you tell me about Mr Coster - country Manager for Guillaume 1870- 1918 era
- Living in Shanklin, Isle of Wight uk Would like to pass any information on to Historic England
in connection with possible 'listing' for his House/Mansion/Estate in Church Road, Shanklin which
later became Upper Chine school for young ladies(Upper Chine Girls School)
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