The prototype for this jewellery dates back to the Middle Ages, and was found in Inari in Lapland.  The ancient jewellery designs of the Saame people were quite ornate.  In this piece, the circular pendant is ornamented with three lacey bangels.  The Saame people preferred silver jewellery, which was often given to the family of the bride-to-be to celebrate the betrothal.
Material:  Bronze (alloy of copper,tin and zinc)  All pieces are varnished to prevent oxidation.  Bronze is hypo-allergenic.
Kalevala Koru began production in 1935 with pieces that were copied from jewelry found in burial sites across Finland dating back 1000's of years.  Many of the original pieces have special symbolism and messages.  Recently, Kalevala designers have been inspired by themes of nature and literature to create new pieces.  Today, The Association of the Women of Kalevala still operate the company, and donate company profits to various charities that promote Finnish Culture.