What is Ordbord?

We are Ordbord: three friends who make jewellery composed from the words of women writers. The company is the result of an engineer designer, an art historian designer, and a literature student coming together through a shared affection for books. Our mission is to celebrate written culture and give it a central spot in everyday life.

Where is Ordbord based?

Ordbord is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Where is Ordbord jewellery made?

Ordbord jewellery is designed in our studio in Helsinki. They are cast in a nearby fourth-generation workshop in Kirkkonummi, Finland and hand-finished by the village goldsmith.

Are Ordbord products sustainably produced?

We craft our jewellery in Finland through local family owned businesses. Our jewellery is cast from recycled sterling silver. The pieces are cast in a nearby fourth-generation workshop and hand-finished by the village goldsmith. This reduces any wasteful logistics like transport or long production chains. Our recycled-paper packaging avoids single-use plastics. The jewellery's timeless Nordic design promotes slow, lasting enjoyment of accessories.

Is shipping free?

Yes! We offer Free Economy Shipping (no tracking) inside the EU. For an extra fee, you can also purchase Express Shipping for orders inside the EU.

Orders outside of the EU are charged a €20 delivery fee.

Why do we package our jewellery in an envelope?

We package our jewellery in envelopes made from recycled paper because it:

- Stirs the imagination to receive a letter from your favourite writer.

- Energises our commitment to sustainability by turning away from single-use plastics.

- Allows for low-cost shipping inside Europe through the use of national postal services.

Which women writers do you currently make jewellery from?

Many! Click here to see the full list.

Where can I see Ordbord jewellery pieces in person?

Our jewellery is sold in several retailers, both in Finland and London. Click here to find them.

Do Ordbord pieces require special care?

Ordbord pieces require minimal care, but treat them as you would any other precious metal jewellery piece. Consult our Materials and Care page for guidance.

How soon will my order be shipped?

We aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 business days from the receiving the order. This window is subject to change during particularly busy periods.

What is the estimated delivery time for my order?

Orders to Finland and Sweden normally arrive within 3-6 business days. Orders to other European countries normally arrive within 5-10 business days.  Your shipping confirmation email will communicate an estimated delivery window. We have experienced slight delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please allow some extra time for delivery in case of such delays.

Has COVID-19 impacted delivery times?

We have experienced minimal delays, but a small number of orders have lagged by 2-5 business days due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Please allow some extra time for delivery in case of such delays.