BJØRG JEWELLERY was founded by Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen in 2004. After a decade as a textile artist, Bjørg moved to India where she was introduced to the colourful crafts and natural gemstones that inspired her shift to jewellery.
Raised in the far north of Norway beyond the arctic circle, Bjørg developed a unique attention to light and form. Her collections evoke the vivid colours of endless summer, while also embracing the stark contrast of dark winters, often referencing and returning to the textures of the seaside and mountains of her childhood.
Bjørg is known for her use of rough and precious stones in combination with crafted metal textures. Each piece pushing the boundaries of classical jewellery, merging the past and present to create modern relics.
BJØRG strives to uphold a sustainable and ethical practice in every aspect of production. All jewellery is handmade with materials that are 100% natural and obtained in accordance to environmental preservation standards.
Over the years she has collaborated with international artists and designers. Most recently, Bjørg and Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard released a collaborative fine jewellery line «A casual pleasure of disappointment» which was exhibited at the Gavin Brown gallery in New York, the Astrup Fernley Museum in Oslo and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
The jewellery has been worn by artists such as David Bowie, Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lykke Li and MØ. Editorial coverage includes Vogue, I-D, Dazed, Another Magazine, WAD, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.