Marlies Katy graduated in Cultural Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. During her studies she worked at jeweler Lyppens and Schipper, auction house Christie’s Amsterdam and she did an internship at Christie’s in London. She obtained her Gemology diploma (FGG) in Idar-Obertein in Germany. After working at Forrester Research (retail) and at jeweler Bonebakker, she started her own company.
Marlies Katy had stores in the 9 streets and the PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam and sold her jewelry in London. She sold brand names like Pomellato, Dodo, Bron and her own jewelry line. After 12 years she decided to rent out her real estate and to develop herself further in other areas like investing, coaching, yoga and real estate.
Because of her love for the trade, jewelry, pearls, diamonds and gemstones, Marlies has continued with an online webshop, works at jeweler Bodes and Bode in Amsterdam and is present at fairs with her jewelry line. She gives jewelry advice to companies and customers. She also makes bespoke jewelry on request. In addition to MK Jewelry, Marlies now invests in various sustainable and women driven companies, renovates buildings and likes to coach other entrepreneurs.