Inspired by everyday life, Icelandic nature, and geometric forms, Icelandic Gerða Kristín Lárusdóttir creates authentic, handmade jewellery for any day or event.

Originally trained as a beautician, in her mid-thirties, Lárusdóttir realised she wanted to do something different – she wanted to make something with her hands, to create. Without wavering, she applied to the Technical College of Reykjavik and got her degree as a goldsmith in 2019. She got a diploma from the same school in design.

Mint Jewelry – made by hand

Today, she sells her jewellery through her company Mint Jewelry online as well as at Gallery Grásteinn in downtown Reykjavik. All the pieces are handmade. ”I really enjoy the process of making, and I want people to be able to see that it is handmade. It is not perfect – every piece has unique little dents,” she says.

Among Grásteinn’s most popular pieces is her Ær (Sheep) collection, in which a sheep tooth replica, created from a cast of a sheep tooth found by the artist, takes centre stage.

Mint Jewelry – made by hand

Gerða Kristín Lárusdóttir.

The collection is one of five collections sold online, but Grásteinn also enjoys producing one-of-a-kind pieces. “I like doing unique pieces rather than mass-producing things, and I experiment a lot with materials and techniques,” she explains.

The pieces in Mint Jewelry’s collection are in 925 silver and 14 kt gold, along with gemstones.

You will find Mint Jewelry here: Gallery Grásteinn, kólavörðustígur 4 , Reykjavik

Mint Jewelry – made by hand


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