Karen Blixen told in silver, pearls and diamonds 2022-2023
An update on our beloved School Project
Through 2019-2022, the Maya Bjørnsten Foundation and Roughdiamonds.dk remains committed to supporting a small primary school in the village of Chisanza in northeastern Zambia.
Most recently, donations have gone towards the purchase of a television and computers for the school. We continue to fund ongoing purchases of school materials, and the payment of extra teachers.
From next to nothing – just a square of bare walls – the school has undergone a transformation into a fully furnished building where students get an education that will help them in life. Education is key – and right now, a six months art class is unfolding to stimulate learning through creativity.
Opening Of Our New In-House Workshop 2020
Our Roughdiamonds.dk family has grown with three women, who are our new in-house goldsmiths and diamond setter.
To celebrate the new in-house workshop, we will be popping some bubbles on the 29th-31st of January, 2020 from 11.00-18.30 while we clean and check your pieces of jewelry as our service.
Having our own workshop in our Hidden Boutique will open a whole new world of possibilities. It will allow me to be even more creative and to develop even more designs with my rough beauties.
If you have a dream about a unique rough diamonds piece or some older pieces of jewellery collecting dust in a drawer, then we will be happy to brainstorm with you on how to give them a new life.
It’s a new beginning for us, but it has been my dream for years and to finally see it come true feels like a miracle. We look forward to welcome you into our new universe.
We hope you will relax, and embrace all those little imperfections and love it like it is.
Please join us in our Hidden Boutique for a glass of Port and some imperfect Christmas spirit.
A little sneak peek
As the new year approaches, we want to give you a little sneak peek of what is to come. Since the very beginning, I’ve dreamt of bringing the craftsmanship all the way into our Hidden Boutique and from January that will come true. Two goldsmiths and a diamond setter will join our Roughdiamonds.dk family, which will take the full creation process into our own house. More to follow soon.
For every rose blooming on the wall, a piece of jewellery has been given in love by the people who love each other the way they are.
The #RoseWallCPH has bloomed since 2017 and will continue to grow with love stories every summer.
The Carnival in Venice is famous for its big masquerades, where everyone is hiding behind a mask. Sometimes life itself can feel like a masquerade, where we are hiding our true selves. We believe life is most beautiful when we see the true wonder behind the masks and loves us exactly for who we are. To us, that is the secret beauty of the rough diamonds, who are brave enough to show their beauty to the world without any cutting and polishing. That is the secret beauty of being and loving life as it is.
Our School Project
Love Never Fails
A little over a year ago my 13-year-old daughter along with her friend, started her own project, Pillows For Africa, where half the profit of every handcrafted pillow sold goes directly to a health clinic in rural Zambia. Rebekka inspires me every day. That is why we decided to work with a local school next to the health clinic in Chisanza, North Eastern Zambia. A remote area with lots of opportunities to grow and prosper.
This year, we will support the children with pencils, books and other necessities for their schooling. We visited the school in March 2018 and it touched my soul, heart and mind to see the difference a pen and a book can make. We hope to play a small part in helping young Zambians reach their dreams. Although we sell luxury, getting an education should not be. For every piece of jewellery we sell, Roughdiamonds.dk gives a donation directly to the children and their school.
This is the first time we have done something like this. We don’t have a grand plan yet. We just know that we want to make a positive difference. For now the pupils have books, and we will continue to support them with more teachers, tables, chairs and more.
We want to give you a glimpse of our journey to Chizansa, so my rough diamond of a ex-husband has created this video filled with love.
Charity Project in Zambia
My body has just returned home from Zambia in Africa, but a part of my soul, mind and heart has stayed behind. We believe in creating opportunities for everyone and one of the best ways to do it, is education. North Eastern Zambia is in many ways “off the map” and so isolated that regular help organisations rarely makes the journey there. We did.
We, at Roughdiamonds.dk, will now work to create better opportunities for the children and their community. More to follow on this exciting project in the coming months.
Sweethearts in Copenhagen
A glimpse of our creations and exhibition for the coming months.
If you’re aching to tell the world that you are in love, then Paris’ Pont des Arts might no longer be the destination. The bridge was once covered in 45 tonnes of love locks, but last year officials removed the lovers’ symbols and the bridge railings got a new “Love Lock proof” design.
We hereby invite you to the heart of Copenhagen to show your love.
With every piece of jewellery, we give you your own Love Lock and invite you to hang it on our Love Arch.
Love Cures Everything
We believe love cures everything. Learning to love imperfection will feed your soul for a lifetime.
No pills needed. Just love.
A little hint to your loved one
We are open for those who would like help creating a personalised wish list for Christmas from the 28th of November to the 2nd of Dec. Join us at our Hidden Boutique, Bredgade 56 in Copenhagen.
One rose for every piece of jewellery created for the people who love each other the way they are
May - September 2017Spring is here. Celebrate your love and join the Rose Wall in Bredgade, Copenhagen.
There's Always A Wild Side To An Innocent Face
January - May 2017
Carnival offers us a dynamic way of self expression and exploration, a way to seek out our roots, a way to develop new forms of looking at the world and its cultures.
More importantly, a way to unite the world, to discover what we all have in common and to celebrate what makes us different.
Artist Sophie Dupont Performs “Marking Breath”
Danish Performance Artist Sophie Dupont perform “Marking Breath” in my Hidden Boutique.
Sometimes it is important to stop and just breathe. That is why I will be welcoming the Danish Performance Artist Sophie Dupont to perform her art “Marking Breath”.
Sophie Dupont’s art explores the ritual repetition of the most important and simple action in life: breathing. With breathing as the starting point of the work, the barrier between art and life is removed. The work depends on breathing like the existence of life itself.
This artwork has been Sophie’s hallmark for years and it is always performed in the same way; from sunrise to sunset she will mark each of her breathes without pause.
She has performed “Marking Breath” all over the world, including the Performance Festival Forma Y Sustancia in San Salvador and the Fountain Art Fair in New York.
It is beautiful when Sophie Dupont uses her body as the medium and transforms her actions into an artwork. For this reason we have chosen a gold pannel for her day with us, that will later be displayed in our hidden boutique. I would, therefore, love to invite you to enjoy Sophie’s performance with us and perhaps join her work by marking your own breath. Any piece of jewellery bought on the day will also get a mark of breath by Sophie in commemoration of this special event.
At sunset we will be toasting to life with a glass of champagne, so join us at Bredgade 56, 1260 Copenhagen K on the
29th of October from sunrise at 8.11 AM to sunset at 17.35 PM.