Ancient scriptures tell us of a mythical kingdom hidden in a valley in the Himalayas. A harmonious place populated by enlightened and compassionate people, the Kingdom of Shamballa when translated from Sanskrit means ‘a place of peace and tranquility’. By incorporating ancient spiritual symbols in our designs, our jewelry encourages you to find your inner Shamballa – your inner compassion and wisdom.
Mads Kornerup originally designed the Shamballa Bracelet in 2001 for music impresario Jay Z, who came in search of a unique piece. A yoga and meditation practitioner, Mads created a bracelet inspired by prayer beads – a braided macramé bracelet featuring gold beads with Jay Z’s initials, his company logo, two half carat diamonds and his zodiac sign. An icon was born. Never before had fine jewelry been presented with such refined casualness and offered such a high level of customization.
Following the success of the design, Mads and Mikkel Kornerup established Shamballa Jewels in 2005, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The brothers continue to create jewelry fueled by tradition and innovation. A rising star inthe fine jewelry segment, Shamballa Jewels is present in over 30 countries, with stand-alone stores in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. The design repertoire includes customizable bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks, earrings and rings which are set, braided and polished by hand in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Shamballa Jewels’ personalized designs have earned the custom of men and women alike. Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway, Michael Jordan, Diane Von Furstenberg and Giorgio Armani are some the discerning collectors of Shamballa Jewels.
THE STAR OF SHAMBALLA
The Star of Shamballa logo is a recurring motif in Shamballa Jewels’ designs. Humans and stars are made of the same matter. Just like stars, humans emanate heat and light too. We shine the brightest when we share compassion and smiles. The Star of Shamballa will be your constant reminder to shine like a star.