Handcrafted jewellery made in Denmark, drawing on inspiration from the Nordic minimalistic lines and the mysterious energy and surroundings from the Middle East, ELHANATI was founded in 2011 by Orit Elhanati. Born in Copenhagen to parents of Greek, Israeli and Danish descent, the Middle Eastern undertones emerge from each piece that is handmade in the Copenhagen atelier, using recycled 18k solid gold. Using traditional craftmanship techniques each piece is carefully crafted, and two pieces are never alike. The creation process is intuitive with a playful approach to the design process, where each piece is imagined and is worked through at the atelier by using hammering, burning and dripping techniques that create the unique organic signature structures and surfaces ELHANATI is know for, that become miniature wearable pieces of art.
The gemstones are carefully sourced around the world by local partners and undergo a strict certification process. All diamonds used have the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) ensuring they are conflict-free. Only the highest quality of gemstones are used, mainly Top Wesselton VVS and VS diamonds, but you will often see the more traditionally used stones being reinvented as the opal, tiger stone or malachite. Working with local stonecutters each stone is cut perfectly for each individual piece.