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About Folde Jewellery

Founded in London, Folde is the shared jewellery design studio of Robyn Smith and Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman. Folde, meaning earth in Old English, seeks to celebrate the endangered heritage craft of horn working in jewellery that speaks of everyday luxury.

Meeting at Central Saint Martins where they both studied, the designers found a similar sensibility in their approach to designing jewellery and their shared commitment to continue time-honoured craft techniques.

Horn, a byproduct of the meat industry, is a beautiful, uniquely textured material that would otherwise be disposed of. Pairing traditional heritage craft horn working techniques with modern technologies, Folde’s collections feel playful yet refined.

Each piece is handcrafted in their London studio using recycled silver, and made in small batches or as one-of-a-kind pieces.

Further Info

Specialised in
Horn Working
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Akio Earrings

Equilibrium in asymmetry; the AKIO earrings are harmonious balance of line, grace and sculpture. These statement earrings make no compromises, and are lightweight enough for wearing all evening. A creative pair, the AKIO earrings have two completely unique pieces of horn that show off the beautiful natural colours and patterns within the material.

The material:

The AKIO earrings are handmade from organically textured recycled silver and horn – an ethically sourced byproduct of the leather industry.

Horn is a natural material, with varying patterns and colours, and therefore the finished earrings may look different from the images pictured. We currently have darker horn available – to discuss the colour ways for your piece, please email

Delivery time:

The AKIO earrings are handmade to order. Please allow up to 4 weeks for them to be made by us and delivered.

Sold as a pair. Each earring weighs approximately 10g.