Jewelry Design Collab Alert: Georg Jensen x Sophie Bille Brahe

What do you get when you cross a world-renowned Danish design house with a cool, contemporary Danish jewelry designer? A double dose of seamlessly integrated, quintessentially Scandinavian goodness in 18k gold and diamonds.

Or, more specifically, you get Halo, the new fine jewelry collection from Georg Jensen and its latest design collaborator (and fellow Copenhagener) Sophie Bille Brahe.

Infused with the essence of effortless, Scandinavian simplicity, the 19-piece jewelry line is lead by Brahe’s affinity for precise lines, flat edges, and a quiet geometric elegance. But the reigning motif—soft, continuous circles—occurred to her after seeing a sculptural, spiral jewelry design in the Georg Jensen archives.

Sophie Bille Brahe portraitSophie Bille Brahe trained at the Royal College of Art in London, and her minimalist designs have been worn by Rihanna, Zoë Kravitz, and Emma Watson. Also of note, given the celestial theme of her collaboration with Georg Jensen: Tycho Brahe, the astronomer who discovered the constellation Cassiopeia, is her great-great-great-grandfather.

The spiral element that sent her on this journey is perhaps best expressed in the range of hoop earrings, which come in a number of different sizes and can be worn stacked on one ear, effectively creating a fluid cascade of loops.

Though the collection is delicately detailed with diamonds, this is not about a “halo” as defined by the jewelry industry (i.e, halo engagement rings). In this case, halo refers to the glow seen from behind a star in a dark night sky. Brahe was also inspired by Nordic light and the depictions of sunlight passing through windows as seen in the in paintings of Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi.

“To me, Halo is also the special glow that a woman can have,” said Brahe in a statement. “A sort of aura that you can’t really define…an effortless attitude. I wanted to imbue the collection with this sense of refined effortlessness.”

And all of the pieces are clad in a gently polished gold that emits a warm, reflective glow.

Below, a few Halo highlights to brighten your day.

Georg Jensen Halo bangle with diamonds

Halo bangle in 18k gold with diamonds, $8,975

Georg Jensen Halo bracelet with diamond clasp

Halo bracelet with diamond clasp in 18k gold, $1,200

Georg Jensen Halo hoops with diamonds

Halo double hoops with diamonds in 18k gold, $5,475

Georg Jensen Halo pendant

Halo pendant with diamond in 18k gold, $725

Georg Jensen Halo ring with diamonds

Halo ring with diamonds in 18k gold, $1,475

Georg Jensen Halo solitaire ring with diamonds

Halo solitaire ring with diamonds in 18k gold, $2,975

Georg Jensen Halo studs

Halo stud earrings with diamonds in 18k gold, $675

Top: The Georg Jensen x Sophie Bille Brahe collaboration is a circle game.


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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