Inspired by the mythical Kingdom of Shamballa, Danish brand SHAMBALLA JEWELS creates unique pieces far beyond simple luxury. For co-founders Mads and Mikkel Kornerup, it is important to find a balance in life that encourages a more empathetic existence. As a result of their fascination with Eastern philosophies and the strong design, craft and business traditions of their Nordic heritage, the brothers embarked on an exciting journey to forge bespoke jewellery that carries this important message.
”We believe the value of jewellery lies not just in the gems but in the emotions they evoke and represent. Humans across civilisations have used prayer beads to connect to their spiritual selves”, state the creative duo. “We think of it as an active gesture of wearing values you want to live by.”
With the STAR OF SHAMBALLA® symbol being the guiding light for all their designs, the jewellers aim to galvanise compassion through the star’s ancient wisdom and high-quality craftsmanship. Associated with many myths and legendary tales, the STAR OF SHAMBALLA® represents enlightened state of mind, and the brothers feel that it is an important symbol serving as a reminder to live by these standards.
They add, “We exist to remind humans to shine with love, joy, compassion and wisdom. Together we Shamballize.”
The exciting journey to create custom jewellery started in 2005 with the SHAMBALLA® Braided Bracelet, which very quickly garnered global recognition for its unique aesthetic. The trailblazing bracelet is based on traditional prayer beads, called malas, that are common among Buddhists, especially Tibetan Buddhists. The beads represent humanity’s mortal desires and protect wearers from negative energy as they repeat chants, prayers, or devotions.
SHAMBALLA JEWELS pays homage to this concept with its range of luxury braided bracelets that vary in size, colour and quantity of beads, all braided and polished to the highest standard at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen.
Versions of the iconic braided bracelet include the 18k Black Rhodinated Gold beads combined with a Black Faceted Solid Diamond in a masculine colour palette and ending in the traditional lock with end-beads, and the 18K Rose and Black Rhodinated Gold beads engraved with the STAR OF SHAMBALLA®, and dotted with G/VS White Diamonds. A powerful combination and a theme found throughout the collection, the diamonds are there to remind you ‘to shine like a star throughout life’.
The SHAMBALLA® Braided Bracelet remains the most iconic bestseller as SHAMBALLA JEWELS continues to create new, imaginative, and one-of-a-kind designs using a base of precious and semi-precious stones, diamonds, and a macramé braiding technique.
The company also recently introduced the option to customise your own bracelet from the comfort of your home with the CREATOR platform. It gives customers full access to the wealth of precious stones on offer, from diamonds and rubies to sapphires and emeralds, as well as different colours, sizes and styles of beads to create a 100% original design that suits your tastes and tells your own personal tale. The bracelet is then braided by hand and finished in-house by the talented production team in Copenhagen.
SHAMBALLA JEWELS is an extravagant yet subtle way of displaying your passion for fine jewellery with a powerful underlying message. With SHAMBALLA JEWELS, it is possible to achieve singular beauty, symbolism and classic designs that can be cherished for a lifetime and passed through generations.
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