Some comments about the Nanook Ice necklace from our designer, Guðbjörg:
“Our Nanook Ice collection revolves around the theme of polar bears and the shapes that form when ice is crushed beneath their powerful paws as they explore the landscape. Although polar bears are not native to Iceland, we get a few ‘visitors’ each year who drift in from Greenland.”
"This necklace has a nice movement to it that makes it sparkle differently from different angles, and it is light and comfortable to wear. The hand finished, patterned silver has fragile lines that reveal the tension in the ice."
“What also makes it different is that the individual sterling silver ‘icicles’ are hand selected and attached independently to the chain, so they move along with the wearer. Each piece is unique.”
“While it’s not technically challenging, the keys to this design from a jewellery maker’s perspective are to apply an artistic sense while selecting the lengths of each icicle to create a balanced overall appearance, and then finishing with hand oxidization (for the oxidized silver version). End to end, it takes about an hour to make each one. Our jewellery makers really enjoy creating this design.”
The Nanook icicle necklace is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. In fact, it's featured in one of our bridal jewellery photoshoots.
(yes, that's Sóley (left) and Katrín Helga Andrésdóttir (right)
rocking the Nanook Ice necklace, Tuttu necklace, and Asterias earrings
during their Japanese tour. Tuttu necklace is not available online
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