When I first discovered mid-century Nordic jewelry, I was struck by how incredibly relevant and modern-looking the pieces were. I was amazed that I had never come across the work before, despite my own interest in Scandinavian design. As I continued to explore, I began to suspect that other design lovers might also be taken by these imaginative and sculptural forms.
My inner art historian rejoiced as I began to research everything I could about the circumstances surrounding the makers and their avant-garde designs. The rich history that I unearthed inspired me to launch Hopea; an online store and resource dedicated to Nordic and Canadian jewelry produced between 1960 and 1975. To me, the designs fully embody the Scandinavian aesthetic; honesty in materials, attention to detail and inspired by nature.
- Cosima Friesen (Founder + Curator)
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What customers are saying about Hopea...
My Bjorn Weckstrom “Illusion” ring has quickly become my favorite piece of jewelry. While being an amazing piece of beauty and design, what makes the ring even more special to me is the wonderful experience I had with Hopea—from my first inquiry to the engaging and thoughtful email exchanges to the excitement of opening the box—I won’t be able to wear the ring and not think happily about Hopea. - Cathy, Washington, DC
Hopea went over and above in all aspects of this transaction. They dug deep for answers to my questions and the least expensive shipping while making sure I was covered. I would buy again anytime from Hopea and I would be guaranteed a pleasant, honest and wonderful experience. - Linda, Riverside, CA
I purchased a necklace from Hopea and am very satisfied with the product. It arrived quickly and in the condition I expected. My wife loved it and I certainly intend to purchase from Hopea again. - M., Kingston, ON.
I love my 'icicles' necklace! Great service from Hopea. - Colleen, Vancouver, BC