Last-Minute Christmas Gifts? Go Classy with Danish Jewellery Design

Trying to navigate through the Christmas rush in order to buy a present for family and loved ones can be quite challenging. If you are doing this last minute, it can be even more daunting. You usually manage to get something in the end, but if you are looking for something classy this Christmas, why not opt for some stunning Danish jewellery design? 

In this article, we will take a look at three top Danish jewellery designers in the world today so you can see for yourself why a piece of jewellery makes the perfect Christmas gift. We’ll also offer you tips to make sure you pick the best piece of jewellery for your loved one.

Getting a Taste of Jewellery Design: 3 Danish Jewellers

1. Sarah Winther

Oxidized Fragment Ring

Sarah has a background in fine arts and combines traditional craft with experimentation, resulting in some of the most unique, long-lasting and powerful pieces of jewellery you will ever come across. Her designs are inspired by the finer details of everyday life — her newest collection, “Formation”, for example, is inspired by worldly formations, from the smallest mineral fragments in nature to social constructs in today’s society. Meanwhile, her collection titled “Crystallography” has its roots in Sarah’s artistic work and experiments with crystallisation and its construction via geometric patterns.

Every piece of jewellery is handcrafted in her workshop in Copenhagen.

Gold Crystal Necklace

2. Goldpoets

Corpus Ring

Goldpoets founder and designer Malene Bie has a background in fine arts and an unusual and distinctive approach to her jewellery.

Each piece of jewellery created by Bie has the soul of a work of art. Inspired by the urban space and Nordic nature, the contrast between the dark winters and bright summers also plays its part when it comes to the form and tactility of each piece and the materials used.

Everything is handcrafted and, therefore, no two pieces of jewellery are the same. Every single piece has been worked on and evaluated by Malene herself to assure the highest quality and craftsmanship for her customers. For a gift that is truly one of a kind, consider showing your love this Christmas with a Goldpoet’s piece.

Dream Spinel Earrings

3. Marlene Juhl Jørgensen

White Desert Necklace

Marlene Juhl Jørgensen received the “Jewellery Brand of the Year” award at the Elle Style Awards in 2016. She is both an accomplished jewellery designer and fashion designer, known for her ability to sense the next zeitgeist.

She draws inspiration from diverse ancient cultures, from the Greeks and their iconic symbols to the Indian Maharajas and Sultans. She describes her pieces as “antique yet enigmatic” and “elegance with an edge.”

Several of her pieces have been worn by the elite, appearing in international films and TV commercials, as well as fashion magazine editorials.

Gold Disk Hoop Earrings

The work of Danish jewellery designers includes some of the most unique and intriguing pieces you will ever see. This makes for a great range of choice if you’re looking for something unusual and unlike anything you’ll encounter on the high street. The quality and uniqueness are unparalleled, but, still, you need to make sure you pick a piece that complements the style of the person you are planning to gift to.

How to Choose the Correct Designer Jewellery for Your Loved One 

So you’ve settled on buying your loved one jewellery this year, but where do you start? The last thing you want is to buy a piece of jewellery that doesn’t suit them and is relegated to the back of a drawer for years to come. We take a look at the things you need to get right for your gift to go down successfully.

Getting the Right Size

When it comes to size, there are two things you need to consider. The first is the actual size of the jewellery. A chunky bangle might look out of place on someone with dainty wrists, just as a grand and bold ring would look strange on someone with small hands. Think of their physique and make sure the piece you go for is proportional. Otherwise, the jewellery will stand out for the wrong reasons.

Secondly, of course, is the fitting size. There’s little more disappointing on Christmas morning than receiving a beautiful ring that doesn’t fit. Many online jewellery stores have printable size charts available that you can reference. In physical shops, some will have measurement tools for accurate sizing.

What if It’s Meant to Be a Surprise?

If you plan on buying a piece of jewellery as a surprise, you’ll need to take stealthy measures to make sure you get the right size. If you are buying a chain, it’s usually safe to opt for an 18-inch chain. This will comfortably fit many, and it’s much better to buy a longer chain than one that’s too short. If your loved one decides they want it shorter, you can always have a few links taken off after Christmas.

If you’re planning to buy a ring, try to sneak a ring out when you go shopping (just make sure it’s one they wear, not one they’ve stopped wearing because it’s too small!) A jewellery expert will be able to measure the ring to approximate the finger size. If that’s too risky, lie the ring down flat on a piece of paper and draw a circle around its inside edge. If you’re buying online, print out a size chart and use it to measure up a ring your loved one already owns. Make sure you know which finger the ring is going to go on — you do not want to use a thumb ring to estimate the size of a ring destined for the ring finger.

Determine Their Style

Perhaps most importantly of all, you need to make sure that the piece of jewellery you choose complements their style. If they prefer to wear elegant studs, they’re unlikely to appreciate bold hoops. To make sure your present gets the desired reception, ask yourself the following questions:
  • What jewellery do they like wearing the most, and what do they hardly ever wear?
  • Do you see them wear subtle or bold jewellery?
  • Do they have a favourite jeweller? Knowing what styles and designs they already like makes it easier to select something that suits their preferences.
  • Do they have a Pinterest or Instagram account? Take a look at what items they’re pinning and who they’re following — this can give you great insight into what they like.
Taking these points in mind will help you purchase a piece of designer jewellery for your loved one that they will cherish for years to come.

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  1. Some wonderful ideas and advice for selecting the correct piece for the person your buying for.

  2. Such a great range of different pieces. Thanks for the tips, I shall bear those in mind when choosing an item to gift x

  3. What some absolutely stunning pieces of jewellery! I love that some of the look very raw and natural.

  4. Oh the gold crystal necklace looks gorgeous, I can see why a piece of jewellery makes the perfect Christmas gift.

  5. These are really fantastic tips for buying jewellery for others, it must be difficult! What beautiful pieces too, I particularly love the Corpus Ring from Goldpoets. It looks like a gorgeous piece of pirate treasure!

  6. These are so so gorgeous, the exact style of jewellery I adore. Especially the ring and the pendant!

  7. These items of jewellery are all so pretty; the White Desert necklace in particular looks gorgeous.

  8. These are all absolutely gorgeous. I love 'bashed' looking metals, so stunning.

    Katie xoxo