The successful Swedish jewelry brand Charlotte Bonde, established in 2010, is owned by designer Charlotte Ihre (her maiden name). She describes her design style as classic and organic, with classic lines combined with a modern twist. The result is a radiant blend of the past and the future.
Seen often on celebrities in Sweden, and a firm favorite of Princess Victoria, they stand out in their originality, something hard to achieve in today’s highly saturated jewelry market.
Over half a century ago, Charlotte’s mother was raised in the family business designing women’s clothing and running the famous Ohlssons Fashion Store in Malmø, Sweden. Also her grandparents were entrepreneurs in the fashion industry which inspired her in a sense that nothing is impossible, hard work matters and personal style is in her mind rather than fleeting trends. The creative family history served as an important source of inspiration for Charlotte.
Her love affair with oriental architecture, with its graphic elements and rich designs, is another strong influence. Charlotte Bonde has earned a lot of credit from fashion magazines both in Sweden and abroad.
Charlotte Ihre’s inspiration originates mostly from architecture, and explains that she usually finds stimuli through natural materials, shapes and textiles. She is also inspired by the iconic Swedish silversmith Wiwen Nilsson, known for his geometric and timeless designs. Charlotte Bonde Jewelry is pure eye candy.
Charlotte aims to design creatively, while still making jewelry that is easy to wear and not too pretentious. Her pieces range from small to large and from artistic to commercial. With inspiration from the past in architecture, history and the present fashion and art the collections has grown with bold, sovereign jewelry embracing individuality.
Charlotte Bonde opened her exclusive shop in Riddargatan in Stockholm and today the brand is available at leading department stores in Stockholm and other major cities. But even if you don’t have a shop close to where you live, you needn’t worry – you can easily buy her pieces from her online store.
She continues to illuminate the artisan family tree. Charlotte Bonde is a brand where every collection has a history and a tale to tell.
Wearing Swedish Jewelry Like a Celebrity, written by Tor Kjolberg