Lawrence, the owner and curator, is actually trained in gemmology. So it isn't surprising that he's collected a small and sexy cache of modernist Scandi silver jewelry:
Photo courtesy of a really great TO design blog KitkaI purchased a ring that just called to me with the song of the siren (it's the one circled above). Foolishly, I didn't find out anything about the designer, though I did learn that the piece was Norwegian, from the late 50's and that it was typical of its generation.
Yesterday I was chatting with Trish at Ewanika and, when I showed her my ring (I wear it constantly) she told me she'd seen it online. Five minutes later I learned that Anna Greta Eker was the designer and that she had produced a number of similar rings, to wit:
Ms. Eker was apparently Finnish by birth but she designed in Norway in the 50's and 60's. I didn't realize, till I did some digging around, that the initials AGE stamped on the inside of my ring along with the Norwegian flag and 925 sterling signature is the brand - Anna Greta Eker's initials! I LOVE knowing this. I imagine that, one day, the peeps'll be looking up timeless WendyB jewels in just this way.
What a joyful piece of wearable art.