Marlene Juhl Jørgensen Fine Jewellery won the price as 'Jewellery Brand of the Year' at Elle Style Awards 2016.
“The inspiration for my jewellery derives from ancient cultures. Dating back to the Greeks and their iconic symbols to the Indian Maharajas and the European Houses of Royalty. I try to bring a cool factor to classics, adding a rough element to a look that’s romantic. Antique yet enigmatic. Elegance with an edge.
Many of my pieces are one-of-a-kind or limited editions in a look designed to last. I work in 18 karat red gold, pink gold and platinum and combine 22 karat gold with antique-cut diamonds and semi-precious stones. I often contrast baroque pearls from the South Seas with handmade chains either oxidized or in matt silver. My wish is for women to mix my pieces with their own to create their personal style statement.”
Marlene Juhl Jørgensen is both an accomplished jewellery designer and fashion designer. Marlene had the privilege of receiving an apprenticeship with a very well known, highly respected goldsmith in Denmark as part of her education at the Danish Institute of Precious Metals. There she learned the classic fundamentals for her craft, where these principles still guide her designs to this day: Proportion, proportion, proportion and perfection, craftsmanship before design.
After graduating with a Goldsmith Degree and Certification, Marlene moved to New York to attend the prestigious Parsons School of Design, where she received a different type of education involving more intricate, innovative techniques. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and continued her studies at the Jewellery Arts Institute in New York. Marlene embraced the best from the classic European approach, combined with the more modern American approach to form her own unique way of designing with diamonds.
Marlene was soon selling her jewellery at high-end boutiques in Soho, New York. At the same time, she was offered her first solo exhibition at Gallery Tactus in Copenhagen, which brought her instant, high-profile attention from the press. This sudden success and demand for her designs in Denmark led Marlene to spend most of her time in Copenhagen, where she opened her own boutique, Figaros Bryllup - today known as Marlene Juhl Jørgensen Fine Jewellery. The boutique has expanded to include her workshop, where each piece is made by hand by a passionate staff of six.
Known for her ability to sense the next zeitgeist, fashion brands began turning to Marlene for her creative point of view and talent for capturing and creating a look that people liked. Marlene began collaborating with global Danish brand Day Birger et Mikkelsen in 2003. She was part of their design team and created a line of silver jewellery which instantly became a classic. Marlene went on to design all of their accessories and remained at Day until 2005.
There Marlene met Peter Ingwersen, fellow Dane and former Global Brand Manager at Levis. She joined Peter in the launch of a new concept in eco chic attire, resulting in a brilliant luxury label called NOIR. The recipient of the DANSK Fashion Award for Ethical Brand of the Year, NOIR has been invited to open for London Fashion Week twice and is gaining global attention for bringing exclusivity and sensuality to sustainability. Marlene is the Creative Director, designing the look and feel of each clothing collection.
Over the years, Marlene’s jewellery has sold in upscale fashion boutiques in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo and St Tropez, including several pieces which have appeared in international films and TV commercials, as well as fashion magazine editorials. In May 2016 Marlene Juhl Jørgensen Fine Jewellery won the price as 'Jewellery Brand of th Year' at Elle Style Awards.