Renaissance Life was born out of a passion to turn my grandmother Maj's stories in to reality. Growing up, Maj told me fascinating stories about life, values, and Swedish truths. She once showed me a wooden object and said, “This wooden jewellery box your great-great-grandfather made by hand more than 130 years ago…” I admired the piece she held in her hand with amazement.
It looked like an old Renaissance book, with delicate gold corners and an inscription on the back of the lid saying “Year 1854”. Through the half open lid, I could glimpse beautiful brooches, gold pendants and pearl necklaces - all with a special memory and a story to tell. Even though nobody realised it back then, the first fragments of Renaissance Life took shape. More than 20 years later, still at University in Gothenburg, I had an idea and launched Renaissance Life. Renaissance Life makes symbolic pieces with love that are all named after a different year. Each has a story to tell in the same way my grandmother Maj’s jewellery did. The meanings behind the collections are taken from Swedish sayings, the past, present and the future, together with dreams, time and illusion. Renaissance launches two new collections each year reflecting on our life on earth and our own possibilities. My vision is to create a brand that people love and are excited about. I would like to make unique pieces that are much more than just beautiful accessories, but jewellery that creates a feeling for the day. I want to travel back in time and find the spirit that the jewellery was initially made for - to create strength, good memories, and make impact.