Ruudt Peters was born in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. He defines himself as a philosopher and an alchemist, his pieces of jewellery being extensions of a person. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Acdemie in Amsterdam, after which he worked as a teacher at the High School of the Arts Constantijn Huygens.
Since then he has been at the head of the Jewellery Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, founded the Opere International Jewellery School and now is a professor at the Ädellab Metaldepartment Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm. He has had extensive exhibitions worldwide and his accolades include the 2005 Marzee Award, the 2004 Herbert Hofmann Award in Munchen and the 2000 Francoise van den Bosch Award in Amsterdam.