Melted coins and rubies
Queen's new tiara weighs about a quarter kilogram and consists of melted gold coins and diamonds and rubies, all of Greenlandic origin. Nicolai Appel is a goldsmith and the man behind the DKK 300,000 work. He likes that the materials have a background.
- Ordinary gold may seem a bit like particleboard. We do not know what the plate is put together by. The gold for this tiara has its own history, says Nicolai Appel to b.dk.
- It comes from the mine in Kirkespirdalen in South Greenland. There was made coins in connection with the International Polar Year, which went from first March 2007 to 1 March 2009. The motif was a little polar bear, says Appel.
May be divided into five brooches
- Some of the coins have since remained in the vaults. I had such a good dialogue with the National Bank. They thought it was a good idea to use some of them to the Queen's jewelery. When you now have gold from Greenland's mines, why not use it?, Says Nicolai Appel.
The piece may also be divided into five pins. The motifs are impressions of Greenland flowers and other plants. It all comes in a box, designed by Ina Rosing in cooperation with the cabinetmaker Rasmus Fenhann. The gift is sponsored by the Greenland government and home rule, and five companies with relations to the Greenlandic business. (http://www.b.dk/nationalt...-fik-groenlandsk-guldgave