Mila Silver: Timeless jewellery that resonates with the present
Text: Kristine Olofsson | Photos: Mila Silver
Jewellery designer Maria Laakso has a diverse, artistic background, which has paved the way for her successful jewellery brand Mila Silver.
Ten years have passed since Laakso opened a jewellery boutique in the small, southern Swedish coastal town of Båstad. Six eventful years later, and with a rapidly growing business, she decided to focus solely on online sales of her expanding collection. “The first pieces I created were three combinable rings. I love rings, so it was a natural project to start with,” she says. The rings are still popular among customers and form the base of the brand’s characteristic Combo Collection.
The collections at Mila Silver have their own messages and underlying ideas. “For example, the Journey Collection symbolises an inner journey, and all collections can easily be combined,” explains Laakso. The design revolves around timelessness that resonates with the present, and in combination with renewable material such as silver, the designer creates pieces for generations to come.
“I find inspiration in everything. It can be the kids’ toys, spread over the living room floor in a certain pattern, or interesting shapes in nature. Some ideas become reality, others don’t,” says Laakso, who is as passionate about her work today as when she started – and a lot of time and thought go into the creations. “Since you wear jewellery against your skin, it is important that it feels right, literally. In the future, I want to continue to create meaningful and lasting designs,” she sums up.
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