Founded by Astrid Hansen’s great grandfather Bernhard Hansen in 1906, Bernhard Hansen Gullsmed has preserved the original art of jewellery making. Known for its small intimate boutique and individually designed jewellery, the goldsmith is today owned and run by Astrid Hansen. The 44-yearold took over the shop and workshop in 1999, but even though she is part of a long tradition of jewellery making, her designs are her own. “My designs are not at all like those of my ancestors. I would say that the style is classic with a twist of something new. Normally, it starts with stone and then I design from what that stone inspires.”