Sophie Bille Brahe
Fine, delicate jewellery with a distinctly modern appeal characterizes Sophie Bille Brahe’s designs. The designer, based in Copenhagen, is a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, and says that she draws on both “poetic elements” and a Scandinavian design aesthetic in her work. She’s also inspired by her family’s storied heritage, as she’s descended from the renowned 16th Century Danish astrologer, astronomer, and alchemist Tycho Brahe.
About the designer
Sophie launched her collection in 2011, after her designs attracted attention from influential editors and taste-makers, who encouraged her to start her own line. And while traditionally luxurious materials such as diamonds, pearls, and gold all feature in her designs, Sophie treats them with an experimental, modern hand.
One of her signature pieces is her Croissant de Lune, an earring fashioned as a series of graduated, round diamonds in a gold setting, that curve up the ear. “It’s something that you notice but at the same time it’s very subtle,” says Sophie.
Tulipe Perle Earrings
Splash Nuit Single Left Earring
Single Croissant de Lune
Sienna Grand Earrings
Petite Splash Single Earring
Petite Splash Nuit Single Earring
Petite Perle Splash Single Earring
How we curate our
- Every designer we showcase at Auverture has a signature, defined by the recognisable style and knowledge that sets them apart from the rest
- We believe jewellery tells a story, not just about your style but about who you are. That’s why our curators build collections that speak to the past, present and future of influential design
- Creating jewellery is an artform and we’re committed to celebrating that. Each piece we curate is technically exceptional, crafted with expertise, skill and creativity
- As a platform looking to the future, it’s important that all of our designers align with our eco-conscious mission. As a result, the pieces we curate are always purposeful and always ethical
Why we curated this designer
Pearls take on a contemporary guise in Sophie’s hands. She sets them at either end of curved, gold bars that sit through pierced ears, or places one bulbous pearl on top of the other as an earring. She was inspired to start working with pearls after her mother gave her one striking example following the birth of her son. “I thought that the pearl had the same magic touch as being pregnant; suddenly there’s a baby, like the pearl and the oyster,” says Sophie. “Pearls need to be worn, they are alive.”
The designer has also collaborated with designer Chitose Abe on a collection for her Sacai label, that spotlighted Sophie’s signature earrings laced with fringe-like chains, and has found fans in celebrities such as Alicia Vikander, Rihanna, Emma Watson, and Lily James. Fusing chic simplicity with intriguing forms, Sophie Bille Brahe is a designer to watch.