Based in Tromsø, Wabi Sabi is a small jewellery brand known for its intricate designs and nature-inspired creations, seamlessly blending the wild, untamed beauty of the Norwegian wilderness with the sophistication of jewellery-making. The result is a collection of pieces that are as unique and enchanting as the landscapes that inspire them.

The Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi” is one that finds pleasure and beauty in imperfection and transience, seen as being a part of the ups and downs of the journey that is life. In interior design, you might find this in broken vases reassembled and sealed with gold, and in jewellery you will find it in a store in Tromsø, Norway.

Wabi Sabi: Celebrating nature’s beauty through timeless jewellery

Taking its name and philosophy from the Japanese concept, Wabi Sabi is the creator of handcrafted jewellery inspired by clashes and comings together. “The wabi-sabi philosophy is reflected in each and every one of our products, all handcrafted here at our workshop in Tromsø,” says Ann-Merete Øines, marketing manager at Wabi Sabi. “No two items are the same, that’s the beauty of our designs.”

Wabi Sabi: Celebrating nature’s beauty through timeless jewellery

Since its founding in 2015, Wabi Sabi has found inspiration in its arctic home. Little pieces of nature find their way into each piece, whether it’s the rugged mountain ridge or the majesty of a glacier’s silhouette. “But we also find inspiration in the modern and urban world, which has a life of its own,” explains Øines. “While nature and city life don’t always go hand in hand, we find beauty in this imperfect clash.”

Wabi Sabi: Celebrating nature’s beauty through timeless jewellery

Wabi Sabi’s jewellery is designed and hand-made at the local store in Tromsø.

When everything comes together, Wabi Sabi’s collection is a living, breathing tapestry of the very best of Norwegian nature and urban life. “For a while now, we’ve been working on a project that focuses on sharing Tromsø’s authentic beauty even further,” she adds. “The Mingle collection is already inspired by local city life, but some of the pieces also include stones from the surrounding mountains. Not only is this more sustainable, but it also offers customers their own little piece of Tromsø.”

The makers at Wabi Sabi prioritise quality, individuality and timelessness. To them, it is crucial that every piece is unique and personal, representing a special occasion or memory to its receiver, but also that these memories can be passed on and enjoyed by generations to come.

Wabi Sabi: Celebrating nature’s beauty through timeless jewellery

The ring features rocks from the Tromsø mountains, making each design special.

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