Jane Kønig graduated as a clothing designer from at the Danish Design School in 1986. During her courses, Jane created jewelry for her projects, and along the way jewelry became her preferred field of work. Jane opnened her first store in central Copenhagen in 1989 and today the jewelry is sold in two falgship stores, a worldwide online store and in selected retailers stores all over Europe.
When Jane Kønig designs, she does it with passion and based on personal inspiration. The jewelry universe is playful and eclectic, and all her pieces are timeless and classic with a whimsical twist.
Jane Kønig’s philosophy is to challenge women’s way of wearing jewellery and get them to experiment with their look.
1980: Jane is studying at the Tilskærer Akademi (sewing school) in Copenhagen
1983: Enters Smirnoff’s design competition and wins
1983: Participates in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition
1986: Graduates as a clothing designer from at the Danish Design School
1989: Opens her first store and workshop in Møntergade in central Copenhagen
1992: Receives the ‘Golden Thimble’, awarded by Wonderful Copenhagen
1994: Starts to sell her jewellery to selected dealers
1996: Has a show at the exhibition ‘Copenhagen
Dresses’ at the National Museum in Copenhagen
1996/1998: Participates in the group exhibition ‘Hyper Hall’ in Øksnehallen
1998: Organises a retrospective exhibition in Øksnehallen of her own works
1999: Receives the St. Loye prize
2003: Supports the Danish Heart Foundation with a jewellery line
2008: Moves the store to the atmospheric premises at Gothersgade 54 in central Copenhagen
2010: Jane’s son, Jeff Kønig, becomes co-owner of the company. He expands the business to include the webshop
2015: Jane designs an elephant for ‘Elefashion’, to support conservation work for elephants
2016: Jane launches an exclusive limited-edition gold collection ‘The Golden Box’
2017: Jane opens a flagship store at Badstuegade 8 in Aarhus.
2018: Jane replaces her Norwegian pop-up store with a permanent flagship store in Oslo.
2018: Jane is a Red Cross Club 10 ambassador 2018/19
2019: Donate the profits from Christmas sales of selected jewellery in favour of Mødrehjælpen.
2020: Exhibits the work "Eat Me" at the FanOut exhibition.