Norwegian Jewellery Production
The History of Arven
Arven was established as early as 1868 and is one of Norway's and Scandinavia's leading silverware producers. Today, Arven is the producer of our jewelry and together we want to promote Scandinavian design and craft tradition of the highest quality. Read more about the history of Arven here
Theodor Olsen 1868
Theodor Olsen establishes Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted in Bergen in 1868. With his international experience, he became a pioneer in the Bergen craft environment, and the company soon became a powerhouse for silverware production in Norway
Magnus Aase 1899
Magnus Aase establishes a silverware workshop in Bergen in 1899, and eventually becomes one of the country's most renowned silversmiths. In 1903 he takes over Theodor Olsen Silverware Workshop together with his brother Knut.
Marius Hammer 1871
Marius Hammer establishes himself in Bergen in 1871, and in the decades around 1900 he builds up what eventually becomes Norway's largest goldsmith's workshop. In 1925, Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted took over Hammer's operations.
Jacob Tostrup 1832
Jacob U.H. In 1832, Tostrup opens the J. Tostrup goldsmith's shop in Oslo. His grandson, goldsmith and designer Jacob Tostrup Prytz, takes over the company in 1913. In 1960, Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted takes over several of Jacob Tostrup Prytz's most famous designs.
Brødrene Lohne 1921
The two brothers Alf and Johan Lohne, both trained at Theodor Olsen Sølvwarerksted, establish Brødrene Lohne Sølvvarefabrikk in Bergen in 1921. In 2011 Theodor Olsen Sølvvarewerksted entered into a lease agreement for the production of Brødrene Lohne's products.
Sigurd Homstvedt 1934
Sigurd Homstvedt starts the Sigurd Homstvedt goldsmith's workshop in 1934, which in its time was Scandinavia's largest in gold and diamond work. In 2016, Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted takes over the business.
Theodor Olsen Sølvvareverksted changes its name to Arven AS.
Arven x Ekenberg Scandinavia
Arven AS begins a collaboration with Ekenberg Scandinavia
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