Jane Kønig graduated as a clothing designer from at the Danish Design School in 1986. During her course, Jane created jewellery for her projects, and along the way jewellery became her preferred field of work.
Jane Kønig’s universe is playful and eclectic. The jewellery is designed for people to be inspired by different combinations. All of her pieces are simple in their expression with a whimsical twist, and Jane uses stones, pearls and enamel in different colours to create a contrast to the timeless and classic jewellery.
Jane Kønig’s philosophy is to challenge women’s way of wearing jewellery and get them to experiment with their look.
TIMELINE 1980: Jane is studying at the Tilskærer Akademi (sewing school) in Copenhagen 1983: Enters Smirnoff’s design competition and wins 1983: Participates in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 1986: Graduates as a clothing designer from at the Danish Design School 1989: Opens her first store and workshop in Møntergade in central Copenhagen 1992: Receives the ‘Golden Thimble’, awarded by Wonderful Copenhagen 1994: Starts to sell her jewellery to selected dealers 1996: Has a show at the exhibition ‘Copenhagen Dresses’ at the National Museum in Copenhagen 1996/1998: Participates in the group exhibition ‘Hyper Hall’ in Øksnehallen 1998: Organises a retrospective exhibition in Øksnehallen of her own works 1999: Receives the St. Loye prize 2003: Supports the Danish Heart Foundation with a jewellery line 2008: Moves the store to the atmospheric premises at Gothersgade 54 in central Copenhagen 2010: Jane’s son, Jeff Kønig, becomes co-owner of the company. He expands the business to include the web shop 2015: Jane designs an elephant for ‘Elefashion’, to support conservation work for elephants 2016: Jane launches an exclusive limited-edition gold collection ‘The Golden Box’ 2017: Jane opens a flagship store at Badstuegade 8 in Aarhus.
Jane’s jewellery has been used for numerous fashion shows and has appeared in news reports and features in magazines and newspapers around the world.