We are Ordbord: three friends who make jewellery composed from the words of women writers. The company is the result of an engineer designer, an art historian designer, and a literature student coming together through a shared affection for books. Our mission is to celebrate written culture and give it a central spot in everyday life.
The name Ordbord combines the Swedish words “ord” (a word) and “bord” (a table). It evokes the famous surfaces on which great poems, stories, scientific discoveries, and philosophical arguments were set down in ink. The desks of Dickinson, Austen, Woolf, and more were venues for craft and beauty, a practice Ordbord celebrates.
The jewellery designs are inspired by the texts of women writers and thinkers. Many masterful works of literature by women faced prejudice during their times. Emily Dickinson published only ten poems during her lifetime, but nearly two thousand poems survive today. Ordbord jewellery turns the wave and shines a spotlight on their words.
We craft our jewellery in Finland through local family owned businesses. The pieces are cast in a nearby fourth-generation workshop and hand-finished by the village goldsmith. This reduces any wasteful logistics like transport or long production chains. Our recycled-paper packaging avoids single-use plastics. The jewellery's timeless Nordic design promotes slow, lasting enjoyment of accessories.