Annika Burman is a jewellery designer and maker of finely crafted designs in precious metals. Growing up in Sweden, but now living and working in London, the road to jewellery began with textiles and tailoring but also a general interest in all types of design. The passion for design has continued and is the main driving force in her jewellery making, the fascination with how even seemingly minor adjustments can so change the overall look and feel of a piece. In addition to her design DNA, the result of her upbringing and nordic roots, Annika takes her inspiration from such varied sources such as early 20th century art, music, graphics, the natural world, and the – often overlooked – simple elegance of many everyday objects and tools, to create contemporary jewellery which combine fluid elegance with attitude and sometimes a bit of cheekiness. The distinct designs evolve through the juxtapositioning of contrasting elements and textures and by playing with scale and placement.
The jewellery is designed and made in the UK and created by fusing modern and traditional techniques, and the pieces are then hand-finished for attention to detail and a quality that lasts. The jewellery is made from 18ct gold, sterling silver or gold plated silver – also known as gold vermeil – and do in some cases incorporate gemstones.