Unique Design Based on Enchanted Sagas
Soldiser is a brand that represents the North in design, symbolism, and quality but most importantly through the Norse legends accompanying our designs. What began as a wish to conceptualize and promote the forgotten Norse heroines has developed into a unique design concept.
The Soldiser design process always begins with the authentic poems and sagas dating back to the Viking Age. Every design is dedicated, first and foremost, to a Norse goddess. The primary source of inspiration is the Poetic Edda, the modern attribution for the unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems dating back at least one thousand years. After extensive research, we write the Soldiser versions about the Norse goddesses and gods, with a modern twist but always true to the essence of the authentic sources.
As soon as we finalize the story, the pattern design process begins. This part of the process involves researching landmarks and rune stones associated with the main characters in the story. For example, the runestone depicted in the Thrud & Thor design is called the Karlevi stone, located on the island Öland, and dated to the late 10th century. The inscription mentions a chieftain having ‘done the deeds of the battle goddess Thrud’ in the context of having been a faithful and great leader.
All illustrated items, such as jewelry, clothing, and weapons are drawn based on actual archaeological finds from the Viking Age. We have the privilege of working with several talented illustrators and digital artists, and each of them brings their unique touch to the design.
Apart from the many goddesses and gods, the old sagas often mention plants and animals with supernatural powers, as well as women and men receiving guidance and protection from deities showing themselves in animal shape. For this reason, every Soldiser design includes several plants and animals, most of which are listed as endangered in the Nordic countries. We are proud of our effort to raise awareness about endangered species in the Nordic counties and we wish to pay tribute to the beautiful nature of the North.
Heritage meets modernity
My jewelry collection is a tribute to the North and its history. Every collection is inspired by a Norse goddess, the ancient Viking Age poems and our magical nature. I hope you will discover a piece of the North among my designs.