Pernilla Ahrnstedt, Designer and Goldsmith
Pernilla Ahrnstedt studied fine art and metal arts in her native Sweden before moving to Vancouver in 1988 to pursue industrial design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She later completed the Jewellery Art and Design Program at Vancouver Community College, and has been designing exquisite jewellery for almost 20 years.
Pernilla’s background in painting and sculpture serves as a major influence for her designs. In her words, “It’s not just about making pleasing rings, earrings, and pendants; my jewellery illustrates ideas, images, stories, and poetry. Every piece has a name and its own character. The materials and gorgeous gems also guide my designs.”