The best jewelry exhibit in Stockholm can be found in Gamla Stan
(the Old City/island) in the Skatskammer Museum where they keep the
Crown Jewels. An unbelievable collection of fine metalsmithing. The
Swedish royalty didn’t have the large gemstones (like the British,
French and Russian royalty) but they made up for it in
craftsmanship. The finest French, Finnish and German goldsmiths were
imported for the purpose.
For more contemporary work there are two fine metalsmithing
galleries in Stockholm:
The Konsthantverkarna gallery on Sdermalmstorg (the island south of
Gamla Stan) is a very successful arts co-operative. Their website:
http://www.konsthantverkarna.se While you’re there continue walking
west along Sdermalmstorg and you’ll find the highest concentration of
small, traditional, family goldsmithing shops and galleries in
The other gallery/studio worth visiting is Platina on Odengatan.
North of the University and Kungsgatan. Their website:
The artist/owners of those two galleries will help you find other
Finally, the Swedish Modern Art Museum and Historical Museum (both
on Skansen, the museum island) have interesting metalsmithing
You’re in for a treat. Sweden is a very beautiful country…with
intelligent and creative artists.