Ralph Mirren was born some 200 years ago in a small town on the west coast of England. His talent for drawing showed itself when he was very young but despite that, Ralph became a fisherman like his father. He had no choice. But he kept sketching. And in his sketches, fine metals, diamonds and other precious stones predominated.
As time passed, Ralph was able to make his first steps towards a career as a jewellery designer. He invested in a modest boutique and created his first piece, a delicately wrought metal band set with a single red stone.
Soon afterwards, as war broke out in Europe, the Mirren family left England for Scandinavia. In his new life as an immigrant, Ralph was forced to abandon his business venture – and with it his life’s ambition to design fine jewellery.
Jewellery designer Marc Mirren is Ralph’s grandson. The small red stone which features in every piece he creates is at one and the same time a reverent nod to his predecessor’s unfulfilled dreams, and a celebration of their realisation at Marc’s own hands.
Designed for women by women. We believe that jewellery does not have to be for special occasions only. Hence, we combine Scandinavian design with the current trends to create minimalist yet delicately intriguing pieces that are made for everyday.
Our collections include dainty earrings, necklaces and bracelets as well as stackable rings to mix and match. We use 18k gold and rhodium plating for our products.
We want to be transparent towards our customers in terms of social and environmental responsibility. That is why at Marc Mirren, we work with suppliers that ensure good and safe working conditions as well as fair trade.
In 2019, we took one step closer towards sustainability by becoming a carbon-neutral organization. We partnered with Carbon Footprint Ltd to offset our carbon dioxide output by donating to Escarpment Environment Conservation Network (Esconet), an organization that focuses on the restoration of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Esconet plants indigenous trees to restore local forests, with the goal of preserving natural ecosystems and removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. This restoration also helps local communities that depend on the forest for their livelihood. Ultimately, Marc Mirren aims to further the integration of sustainable practices into our future decisions as an organization.