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Eternal Flame: Maria Nilsdotter

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by Beatrice Widmark on 9 December, 2014

I fell in love with the city as well as the ring

Swedish jewelry designer Maria Nilsdotter established her brand in 2007, the same year she graduated from the renowned arts college Central Saint Martins. At the very beginning, Maria produced everything herself, but as the brand rapidly grew, each piece is today created by skilled craftsmen in both Sweden and England. The careful manufacture results in beautiful pieces that last year after year. Maria’s Eternal Flame was love at first sight – but it wasn’t certain that she’d get her hands on it.

mn-ring”I found this Zuni Indian ring in a tiny store in Santa Fé while staying there for our honeymoon. I fell in love with the city as well as the ring but in the end I didn’t buy the ring because it was too big in size. When I got back home I couldn’t stop thinking about the ring and regretted not buying it. So, I called the store and asked them if they still had it, which they luckily did. I was going to transfer money for them to send it to me when suddenly I didn’t hear back from the store anymore. I kept trying but then gave up. A few weeks later, on my 30th birthday, my husband gave me the ring! I was so happy! This ring is very special to me for many reasons, at first I fell in love with it’s design and that it was a genuine zuni piece with it’s own history. Also, the way I finally ended up getting it adds another story to it. The ring also reminds me of Santa Fé and our honeymoon.”

What would be your general advice to everyone envying this thing of yours?
– If you find something you really like, something that’s unique, you will not regret buying it even if you have to alter the size (or in my case I wear a smaller ring on top).

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