The influence of the Icelandic nature
Anna María Sveinbjörnsdóttir is an Icelandic jeweler and designer who runs her own jeweler store, Anna Maria Design, on one of the main shopping streets in the city, Skólavörðustígur 3, in the heart of Reykjavík. Anna María studied both in Iceland and Denmark and has run her own company for more than three decades.
Anna María’s design is pure, timeless and modern at the same time. She stresses exceptional attention to detail and craftmanship and has eye for the smallest detail.
The jewellery are both for women and men and encompass silver, gold, white gold, Icelandic stones as well as precious stones like diamonds. In the store, you can find one of the biggest selections of jewellery with Icelandic stones in the country like Agate, Mose-agate, Jasper, Basalt and Lava.
When it comes to emphasis and style, Anna María mentions free and organic forms based on the Icelandic nature. Iceland is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s waves inspire the jeweller and many of her jewellery where you can see the forms of the waves be in on rings, neclaces, bracelets or ear-rings.
Filigree represents a delicate form of jewelry metalwork usually made in silver and is well known regarding the traditional Icelandic women’s costume. In some of Anna María’s designs you can find this extraordinary delicate work which reminds one of the Icelandic heritage.