SMITH/GREY uses jewellery as a narrative medium to unlock the imagination and awaken curiosity. Their handmade objects of desire combine sophisticated design with a sense of wonder inspired by memories, stories and traditions. Founded by jewellery designer Birgit Marie Schmidt and creative strategist Sofus Graae, their designs are an expression of their Central European and Scandinavian background in combination with their British education and lifestyle. In 2011 the collection “I Can’t Seem to Get Rid of the Horses” received the Theo Fennell ‘Best in Jewellery’ Award, the Wolf&Badger Graduate Award for Jewellery
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The Ivy Noir collection is a dark interpretation of traditional Ivy League elements. Created under the slogan ‘Socii Extra Muros’, Ivy Noir pays homage to an imaginary ‘Off-Campus League’ – the ones who challenge the purist facets of the classic Ivy League style. Manifested in three unique hand-crafted designs this collection gives any occasion a well-deserved edge.
Because you shouldn’t always dress exactly by the book.
At the core of the company is the goal of delivering the highest quality product made with integrity, passion and awareness. Each design is intended to bring an inspired and sophisticated edge to the jewellery market and ultimately, into your hands and home.
“I” for Ivy
“N” for Noir
“IX” for 9th letter in alphabet = “I” stands for Indomitus (means the wild, the untamed)
“XVI” for 16th letter in the alphabet = “P” stands for Principatus (means to rule)