The Great Dane

Copenhagen is a town full of jewelry. Its proximity to the Baltic Sea means amber is everywhere—carved into sculptures and set into silver and gold jewelry designs that are popular with tourists. And one of the city's top sightseeing stops is the underground Treasury at Rosenborg Palace, where the glorious—and heavily guarded—Crown Jewels of Denmark are on view. Many jewelers enjoy prime locations on Strøget, the main pedestrian shopping street. One, Halberstadt, has a window display that makes it a "must-see" for any visitor: A tiny, diamond-encrusted 18k gold train pulls carts of emeralds, rubies, diamonds, and sapphires around the perimeter of the display. But despite all this gilded opulence, Georg Jensen is still first to mind when anyone mentions Danish jewelry. The company—which celebrated its centennial in April—is still going strong, with more than 100 stores in 13
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