Borje Rajalin – Finnish Jewellery Designer


Borje Rajalin is a Finnish Jewellery Designer.

Rajalin worked at Bertel Gardberg’s silversmith from 1952 – 1956.  His design work included technical equipment, plastic fittings, cutlery, stainless steel table and cookware and with Anti Nurmesniemi in 1972 a train for the Helsinki Railway.  They collaborated with station designers to make the metro stations modern and chic.  Rajalin produced silver designs for Bertel Gardberg and jewellery for Kalevala Koru.  He taught at Taideeteollinen Oppilaitos and was the director of Taidetelinen Ammattikoulu in Helsinki.

Typical for Rajalin designs were simple forms and usage of gemstones and ornaments.

Selection of his work

Necklace designed by Börje Rajalin for Kalevala Koru,
BÖRJE RAJALIN, A BRACELET, silver, design Börje Rajalin. Kalevala Koru, Helsinki Finland 1964.
BÖRJE RAJALIN, A BRACELET, silver, design Börje Rajalin. Kalevala Koru, Helsinki Finland 1964.
Rajaling’s Ring


Designed by Borge Rajalin, Finnish, born 1933. Made by Japrotek Oy Ab, part of the Vaahto Group, Pietarsaari, Finland, 1946 – present.


Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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