by me - Marianne Tefre
BY ME- MARIANNE TEFRE
The concept by me was created and developed by Marianne Tefre. Along with the birth of her first-born son and a period of soul-searching, the development of the by me concept began in 1999. Since then, Marianne has continued to express herself through the art of making jewelry.The result is a series of items forming the by me collections which have been enjoyed by an ever wider range of customers since the summer of 2005. Marianne currently lives in Oslo, Norway, together with her two sons Tim and Liam.
Travel, people and other cultures are significant sources of inspiration. Classic jewelry design as well as current fashion trends also have a strong impact on the creative process.The personal expression is very prominent, giving a strong and characteristic signature. The success of by me lies in the ability to create collections with a strong personal expression that appeals to people of all ages. Collections can be combined in countless ways and each person can create a distinctive image to highlight their own personal style. Use of classic materials combined with unique design gives by me jewelry an aesthetic beauty that can be enjoyed for years. Emphasizing the wearability of the designs, Marianne has created a look that is suitable for any occasion, opting for subtlety over showiness. Her typical clients are not slaves to fashion, but rather tend to be more concerned about personality, quality and individual style.
- Materials such as sterling silver,14 karat gold, precious stones and crystals showcase the sophisticated style, while integrating natural materials such as bone and leather provide a little ”edge”. Marianne does not compromise quality and by me is 100% made in Norway in close cooperation with Fred B. Anderson and Trygve Elmenhorst.