Inspired by the Nordic contrasts between raw mountains, glittering stars and vibrant metropolitan areas, I create my jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is made in one of my two workshops in Sweden – Umeå and Visby. My vision is to create timeless jewelry that can be worn in generations.<
Ever since I was a child, I have been collecting gemstones and felt that my dream job would be something creative. My passion for gemstones was ignited at a medieval market in Visby when I, as a child, bought my first gemstone - a beautiful, honey-yellow calcite. While I had indeed grown up on Gotland and spent many hours searching for fossils, it was that calcite that truly sparked my interest in gemstones. Since then, I have collected gemstones in all sorts of forms.
After high school, I wanted to explore my creative side. I found a program in gemstone technology located in a remote village in Norrland. Despite the challenging circumstances, I gathered the courage and decided to follow my passion. That decision would completely change my life.
During my two years in the program, I fell in love with goldsmithing and realized it was my calling. After completing my education, I moved back to Gotland to plan my next steps. I had the opportunity to become an apprentice at Guldsmedjan in Umeå, relocated there, and obtained my journeyman certificate. After these years as an apprentice, Norrland had captured my heart, and I now primarily live and work in Umeå, although I still maintain a workshop in Visby and spend a significant amount of time there. In 2022, I also managed to obtain my master craftsman certificate, becoming Sweden's youngest master goldsmith. Today, I'm living my dream with a job filled with gold and shimmering gemstones!
With love, Malin Ivarsson