Scan Magazine, Issue 83, December 2015

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Scan Magazine | Design Profile | Lulu Badulla Jewelry

Jewellery that stays in style Lulu Badulla Jewelry may sound a tad odd and untraditional, but the name suits the products. It stresses the humouristic, playful universe that Lulu Badulla invites you to, just like the brand’s signature pink – a complement to the otherwise minimalistic, raw designs. By Stephanie Brink Harck | Photos: Lulu Badulla Jewelry

“We don’t do collections. Instead we release new designs throughout the year, because every piece of jewellery should have a value in itself – a value that lasts forever and not just until the next collection is released,” explains Anja Gottliebsen, designer and founder of the Copenhagen-based Danish jewellery design brand. How does she create value? Simply by making sure that every piece of jewellery tells a story of its own. “For example, we had this idea about making the hole in the ear active in the story. Our ROBIN ear pin thus explains the story of how the hole was made, inferring that you only have one chance to do it right. Thereof also the name:

Robin Hood always did it right the first time,” Gottliebsen smiles. The design process starts in Copenhagen, which is, according to Gottliebsen, “the Scandinavian capital of design”. As such, they set extremely high

standards for the jewellery. “We want to honour the Danish design heritage and secure the quality of Danish design moving forward,” Gottliebsen explains. That is also why the jewellery is handmade by the best craftsmen from around the world. The main production of Lulu Badulla is located in Jaipur and, when asked why, Gottliebsen explains that India is the world’s number one city for quality handcrafted jewellery manufacturing – leaving Lulu Badulla in the best hands possible.

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Jewellery inspired by rock ‘n’ roll Are you looking for that special necklace that you will never recognise on anyone else? Or perhaps a matching pair of wedding rings with a unique inscription? Then jewellery designer Ailin Rølvåg is the person to speak to. By Helene Toftner | Photos: Smykkedesigner Ailin Rølvåg

Rølvåg started her company nine years ago, inspired by the fascinating mix of a passion for rock and metal music and shapes found on the seabed, such as seahorses and anemones. “I always listen to music when I visualise the designs,” she says. A goldsmith by profession, Rølvåg puts emphasis on quality as well as design that is visually appealing and comfortable to use. “My customers are typically people looking for pieces that will last a lifetime while also being completely unique,” she says, a point wellillustrated by the latest pair of wedding rings she has made. “The couple wanted a specific dragon crafted into the rings. You can be sure no one else will have 14 | Issue 83 | December 2015

the same rings.” While custom-made jewellery accounts for the majority of her work, Rølvåg also designs permanent collections, including the stunning Illuumi collection of pendants, all branded with sayings such as ‘Yes you can’ or ‘Be your own hero’. “They are my way of making the world a better place,” the designer says. You can buy Rølvåg’s jewellery online, either through her website or by email request, and it can be shipped all over the world. For more information and to order, please visit:

Pendants from the Illuumi collection.

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