Handmade and highly detailed jewellery
TEXT: JOSEFINE OLDER STEFFENSEN | PHOTO: KOMEET JEWELLERY
“I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and being able to create something,” says Janne Alaranta, owner of Komeet Jewellery. Komeet is a one-man business in which Alaranta creates intricate, often custom-made jewellery with a clear focus on the small details.
“I started out with painting, but then I turned to metals and became a goldsmith, as I found the work with these materials fascinating,” explains Alaranta, who set up Komeet five years ago. He has since then created bespoke jewellery, all of which is handmade.
He begins by making moulds out of wax, which are then filled with either gold or silver, and finished off by hand. When using titanium or zirconium, the carving is done straight into the metal. “Everything is very small, so I often feel my eyes getting a bit tired,” Alaranta says with a smile. “But at the same time, it’s the intricate details that make it special and it’s incredibly satisfying to work at that level.”
A part of everyone
Komeet’s pieces often depict skulls — a motif that Alaranta has been working with since the beginning. “I love nature and am very inspired by it, and a lot of my work is based on animals,” he notes. “I don’t consider a skull to be something negative or scary. Instead, I view it as something that is a natural part of everyone. We all have one and it is beautiful, so I wanted to use it in my jewellery.”
If you are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery, then Komeet is the perfect place for you. Alaranta receives many orders and frequently works with clients to create something that is bespoke. “I’m currently working on two wedding rings and have been in close contact with the client to ensure that they’re getting exactly what they wanted.”
Komeet Jewellery makes something that is slightly different and the level of detail on each piece is something to truly be admired. For those interested in finding out more, the company’s Etsy page is an excellent place to browse its creations, whilst its Instagram account provides a fun behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to craft a piece of jewellery.
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