THE STORY BEGINS IN

Århus, Denmark, SUMMER 1983

Then-student, Annemette Markvad, translated her great love for minimalism, art, music, and people into a collection of handmade jewellery. She sold her collection at local music festivals throughout Scandinavia and Germany.Festival after festival, women all over Northern Europe were flocking to her designs, and the brand quickly grew in popularity.

Today, Pilgrim is at the forefront of the international jewellery scene. A well-known and respected brand recognized worldwide for its signature scandinavian universe of jewellery and sunglasses - all made by hand, heart, and mind - and primarily from recycled materials. True to where we come from, Pilgrim designs reflect a well-travelled world of jewellery crossing borders and cultures, while remaining true to its scandinavian heritage.

  • OUR
    JEWELLERY


    HANDCRAFTED

    LEAD & NICKEL FREE

    DESIGNED FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

    PLATED WITH REAL GOLD OR SILVER

    MADE ON A BASE METAL OF BRASS OR ZINC

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  • OUR
    SUNGLASSES


    UV400 PROTECTED

    POLARIZED

    PROTECTS FROM 100% OF ALL UV RAYS

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OUR ACTIONS

  • charitable work

    At Pilgrim, we have created a tradition of helping others whenever possible through charitable work and donations. Every year we work in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization.

    They provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by the charter. Their actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

    They are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, they are a worldwide movement of nearly 65,000 people.
  • $21 for every jewellery piece sold

    Each season, Pilgrim's designers work closely in collaboration with MSF's team to design unique pieces of jewellery in support of this cause. For each MSF jewellery piece sold, Pilgrim donates $21 directly to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors without Borders.
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  • WHERE WE
    ARE TODAY

    PILGRIM HAS DONATED
    $3 000 000 CAD TO MSF TO DATE.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

ANNEMETTE MARKVAD

"From the beginning we had two key missions. One was to create jewellery that made you feel beautiful. The other was to build a family environment where every collogue enjoyed coming to work and where respect, responsibility and trust were cherished values put into practice each day. Just as in the beginning Pilgrim is still all about the passion and love; for people and jewellery made by hand and heart."