The Greenland rubies set in goldsmith Bodil Binner’s production have been handpicked and selected on site. The first leg of their journey to become luxurious pieces of jewellery is to Bodil Binner’s workshop in Copenhagen, thus guaranteeing the integrity of their origins. The rubies are then carved and cut according to the goldsmith’s stipulations in Inuit-inspired designs, depending on each stone’s inherent character, by artisans in Germany.
The roughly cut ruby crystals, the carved and facetted-cut rubies are the epitome of the great island of Greenland, and the jewellery fashioned with them hold the legacy of the Inuit.
Where did you come from?
“Where did you come from?” Bodil Binner exclaimed, when the design of an indestructible insect appeared in her mind. With a rose-cut ruby, the pendant is as minimalistic as it is humoristic. Set in 18 karat gold, the insect is sure to live eternal.
Let’s Float Away
The serrated edges of an iceberg made of 18 karat gold is the bezel-setting surrounding the rose-cut rubies in the earrings Let’s Float Away. For a ‘queen of cool’ comes a pair of cold perfect pendant earrings, even though they guest-star a pair of Tahiti cultured pearls from warmer waters.
Two drops mirror themselves in each other, inverted – one made of 18 karat gold, the other a rose-cut ruby. The worked-upon surface of the gold drop is reflected in the many facets of the cut ruby.
My way – or the highway
Just like the tools of the goldsmith trade still look the same centuries later, so do the hunters’ weapons of the Greenland indigenous people. Some things remain the same, as they serve their original purpose. There is no reason to fix them – they are not broken. Rubies have always been and will always be in fashion.