Idar Jewellers, Victoria BC

The Rosemaling Collection

Norwegian tradition meets West Coast style - the iconic arabesque


Norwegian tradition meets West Coast imagery in this treasured collection – our customers talk of the swirls reminding them of ocean waves and the airy feel giving them a sense of freedom and space. The open design makes these rings comfortable to wear – finally, function and beauty come together in harmony.

Rosemaling is a distinctive, traditional Norwegian decorative art involving swirls and leaves. Our Rosemaling collection offers a new take on this traditional art form. Each ring is a labour of love, taking some 20+ hours to create. We use white, yellow and red gold and many of the pieces feature rare natural coloured diamonds.

This collection gives a nod to Idar’s heritage; his Norwegian parents instilled in him a certain design sense, that has a definite Scandinavian lineage and has influenced much of his work. Simple, clean lines and a delicate, graceful look speak to this upbringing.

‘Simple’ designs are often the most difficult in terms of craftsmanship and these pieces illustrate this well. Style alone is rarely sufficient; jewellery is an amulet, it should be worn – enjoyed, experienced, and the Rosemaling collection delivers on all fronts by offering style, substance and a definite sense of presence.