OVER 35 YEARS OF PASSION & LOVE

THE STORY BEGINS IN

Århus, Denmark, SUMMER 1983

Designer Annemette Markvad translated her great love for minimalism, art, music, and people into a collection of handmade jewellery she sold at music festivals throughout Scandinavia and Germany.

Today, this family tradition of hand & heart made jewellery continues in Canada by a team of passionate Montrealers who share Annemette’s vision and values.

  • 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
    WATCHES


    WATER RESISTANT UP TO 3ATM

    IP PLATED WITH REAL GOLD OR SILVER

    TOP RING, CASE, BACK & CROWN ARE MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL & BRASS

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SCANDI-COOL DANISH DESIGN
HANDMADE WITH HEART

  • Pilgrim just launched its third recycled collection, HOPE.

    Made of minimum 75% recycled materials. As we grow, these recycled jewellery and sunglasses collections will replace our bestselling styles and make up 60% of our products.

    the future is green

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  • In 2020, we banned the use of bubble wrap in our packaging. Our plastic polybags are now made from 100% recycled plastic (GRS Global Recycle Standard Certified).

    BYE BYE BUBBLE WRAP

  • our gift wrapping is FSC-certified
    eco-friendly
    Plastic free
    FCS-certified paper
    eco-friendly ink and lacquer
    organic ribbon and cotton.

    RESPONSIBLY
    PACKAGED

  • Since 2020, our suppliers have been recycling jewellery molds by melting and remolding new ones each season. All water is treated and reused as industrial water. Our suppliers have switched to solar powered energy within their factories.

    Pilgrim follows the 12 Steps to Responsible Consumption and Production by the UN Global Compact.

    HOW WE DO IT

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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."