Anpé Atelier was founded in 2017, and as you may have noticed, the brand is all about colors. The idea of founding a jewellery brand took its baby steps in 2015 after a travel to Sri Lanka, where I fell completely in love with Sri Lanka’s colorful take on life – the eminent colorful lifestyle from houses, spices and textiles to colorful temples, mosques, markets and nature.
Sri Lanka combines a casual lifestyle surrounded by a permanent colorsplash so amazing – and so different from Scandinavia, where I am born and raised.
And this was also where I really got to learn about one of Sri Lankas biggest and most beautiful trademarks and commodities: the colorful sapphires.
From lawyer to jewellery designer
However, it wasn’t really in the cards for me, that I would end up as a jewellery designer. I have a master in law and was admitted to the bar as a lawyer and worked as such for more than 7 years, before realizing it wasn’t the right path for me.
I have always had a creative nerve and spark, that couldn’t be invoked working as a lawyer – even though being a lawyer was never completely wrong, it wasn’t completely right either. Something was missing – something creative and colorful, but for so many years it was rather difficult for me to pinpoint, what exactly was missing.
I supplemented my lawyer-life with loads of creative elements, such as the most cosy and nice position as fashion editor at a small Danish magazine, running a fashion blog and always having a pipeline of creative projects running. But it wasn’t until I travelled to Sri Lanka, that I finally realised where to I should channel my inner creative nerd.
Sri Lankas colorful world of sapphires
Seeing all these amazing sapphires and the wonderful colorful world that surrounded them, gave me an idea to somehow find a way to create something of my own. The meeting with Sri Lanka made a huge impact on me and gave me countless of inspirational thoughts and ideas, as well. I couldn’t really let go of the colorful world and the quirky color combinations. It was after this trip, and seeing the behind the scenes of the gem trade that I realized I wanted to start my own jewellery brand.
I’ve always had a passion for creativity, fashion and the creation of beautiful things – and I have a special love for Scandinavian simplistic design. So the idea of fusing the colorful and magical East with the clean and minimalistic lines of Scandinavia came to life, and Anpé Atelier was born.
I spent 2 years on designing and sketching on Anpé-styles and working as a lawyer full time, before I launched Anpé Atelier. Six months after launching the brand I quit my job as a lawyer, and I haven’t looked back ever since.
Anpé Atelier visions and love
Anpé Atelier is my biggest passion and the apple of my eye – I love being part of your big and small jewellery dreams, and it gives me the biggest joy and pride to be involved in some of the happiest moments of my customers lives.
Therefor I love working closely together with my customers to make their jewellery dreams come true. Every design can be created in a different color or gold material than displayed. I love customizations and bespoke pieces– whether it is from scratch or based on one of my existing designs.
One of my major focusses is to bring color into people’s lives – and in a sustainable, ethical way. Therefor I handpickall our bigger gemstones, where the majority come directly from the mines. The gemstones are mainly from mines in Sri Lanka and Madagascar owned by one of my very close collaborators – in this way I can secure, that the gemstones are ethically mined and under good conditions for the people working there.
You’re always welcome to contact me to order, customize or book a meeting <3
Written by Line Jacobsen