Behind the jewellery brand Galleri Castens is jewellery designer Karin Castens. She grew up being the creative child which was copied by classmates and friends, when they were doing artwork in school. As an adult she became (whit her own words) “sensible” and got a Master’s degree in communications and history of art, but spent all her free time in her workshop creating jewellery. This is why she ended up studying even more after her degree was finished – but this time at the Institute of Precious Metals.
Karin Castens has worked within marketing and communication for years while creating jewellery for family and friends in her spare time. But working at an office was never really her thing.
“I was – to be honest – bored and also out of work from time to time. In my late 30’s I took a hint and finally decided to follow my bliss and opened my beautifull studio shop in the historical part of Copenhagen, behind the Royal Theatre,” Karin explains with sparkels of happiness in her eyes.
The Galleri Castens collection is beautiful, profound and meaningful Scandinavian handmade jewellery. It is inspired by a wild imagination with a sprinkle of fairy tales. Karin Castens is an unabashed romantic and a dreamer and heavily inspired by the soft flowing lines of French Art Nouveau, especially the work of Renee Lalique. Her goal is to create a piece of jewellery for you to cherish, which will become an heirloom, that is passed on and treasured for generations.
At noorverk.com you will find the FAUN collection – a new romantic jewellery collection fra Galleri Castens. Smooth curls of silver or 18k gold twine around glittering diamonds of each 0.05 carat (W/SI for the silver pieces and TW/VVS for the golden ones). The adventurous can combine the earrings, necklace or ring with drops of white freshwater pearls, muted smoky quartz or beautiful blue topaz. See the collection here: noorverk.com/artisan/galleri-castens/