Creative Sonoma

Tove Norlander

Artisan: Jewelry; term
Tove Norlander
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I was born and raised in Norway and have been designing jewelry in silver and gold for the last 40 years.

My jewelry is made using the “lost wax method”. I first create the jewelry in wax, then it’s set in plaster and burned out in a kiln, eliminating the wax and leaving a cavity in the plaster in the shape of the finished product. Molten metal is then poured with centrifugal force into the cavity to form the jewelry. After the casting process comes the time consuming filing and the polishing.

My designs have a simple, elegant and sculptural quality in which one can sense my Scandinavian background. I enjoy working directly with clients, creating jewelry to fit their individual style. Many pieces are created around natural stones which I select for their interesting colors and textures. I often mix silver and gold for a unique look. Custom wedding rings and special designs using precious stones are one of my specialties.

My work can be seen in galleries in California and Sedona, Arizona. My work is also in a gallery in Norway and a museum in Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve had several exhibitions in the U.S., Norway, Sweden, Holland and Switzerland. My work has also been sold in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.