Denmark is a small country full of beautiful, creative people. One of them was born in 1976 and grew up in the tranquil place of Kerteminde on the Danish island of Funen. At an early age, her interest in crafts proved. Then, throughout the years, her unique talent became more and more evident. In 2007 she started focusing on designing jewelry, formed and produced by her own hands and presented with her name: Pernille Corydon.
”Creation is my great passion. I constantly see new possibilities and forms. The urge to create has always been a part of me. I find my inspiration in fashion, architecture, furniture, nature, and people. I am very observant, and I see details that inspire me everywhere” says Pernille Corydon.
A sincere passion for creating small pieces of everyday beauty with a simplistic and distinct touch is essential for the jewelry design from Pernille Corydon. Since the founding in Denmark in 2007, Pernille Corydon connects with the Scandinavian simplicity.
The fascination of our surroundings and the strong shapes that can we discover everywhere, if we allow ourselves to discover them, constantly inspires Pernille. Thereby, embracing nature and capturing shapes the beautiful collections come to life.
“We believe in telling stories. And we want to give our lovely customers the opportunity to express their personality and femininity by wearing our jewelry. When you carry Pernille Corydon design you carry small memories to keep and remember. And the clean language in design makes it easy to combine the pieces as you like.”
PERNILLE TAKES CARE OF RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND PACKAGING
For more than ten years our jewelry has been produced in Thailand at the same factory. Responsibly and ethically sourced silver has always been used in the production, and the jewelry is handmade as well as hand-finished. We visit the factory multiple times every year, and on these visits, we meet the people earning their living creating our jewelry. Their wellbeing is of the greatest importance to us and we value the good and honest working conditions we know they have. Since the beginning, we have actively worked with our production team to limit the use of resources by recycling and reusing the raw materials in the production whenever possible.
But also, to ensure that they as our suppliers keep looking for new ways to improve. This means, that when you purchase a piece of Pernille Corydon Jewellery, you know that it has been produced with great care for the environment and for the people involved in the production. All our jewelry boxes are made from FSC® certified paper and the jewelry is packed in recycled plastic bags for protection. When shipping, all materials used are of eco-friendly origin. Our marketing material is made from recycled paper and the printing company holds a Nordic Swan Ecolabel license.
PERNILLE CORYDON IS INSPIRED BY LIFE, CONTRASTS, AND ARCHITECTURAL FORMS
One of Pernille’s childhood friends is a photographer. Many years ago, he took a beautiful picture of part of the government building in Berlin. That photo has always had a special place in Pernille’s heart, and she has kept it ever since. Every time she’s in Berlin, she makes time to visit the particular spot where the photo was taken.
The entire area around the government building and the contrast between the raw concrete, glass, and soft architectural shapes fascinate her greatly. And there are indeed obvious parallels between the picture from Berlin and many of the Coin jewelry in the collection.
”I’m quite drawn to shapes in architecture, and my attention most often falls on buildings that appear raw and in decay rather than the more obviously beautiful buildings. Urbanity, buildings, and people with contrasts fascinate me.”
PERNILLE CORYDON LOVES MATERIALS AND COLOURS
The jewelry of Pernille Corydon is made of pure sterling silver with a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Some products have semi-precious stones added. Moreover, the Danish Assay Office tests the quality of the precious metals on a regular basis to protect the customers. “We care about the health of our customers and our products contain no nickel.”
Depending on each design up to five different colors are available. Gold plated: Sterling silver with a fine layer of gold of at least 18 carats. Silver: Sterling silver with a natural untreated surface. Oxidized: Sterling silver with a beautiful, darkened surface. Rose gold plated: Sterling silver with a fine layer of gold mixed with copper. Ruthenium: Sterling silver with a fine layer of ruthenium.
EDGE BY CORYDON (MEN)
The new CORYDON sub-brand is our answer to a raw and remarkable selection of styles that embraces clean lines and edgy designs. The styles in the EDGE collection are made with inspiration from unspoiled and dramatic nature with powerful changeability and strong contrasts.