Thursday, 11 March 2010

VTT 9 - Silver Kalevala jewelry

This week my blog seems to celebrate the Finnish Kalevala Jewelry, as I'm showing you the rest of my old pieces. I saved the silver ones for this week, and don't worry, I don't have any golden Kalevala jewelry so there will be something else here next time!

Let's start with three thin bracelets:



I like the simple, geometric patterns and the patina they came with - it's not that I forgot to polish them!

This other bracelet I had as a gift after confirmation school at age 15. It suits a young girl as well as someone older, and the simple decoration feels timeless. The bracelet is no longer produced, but the ring with this pattern is still on the list. The prototype for this pattern has been found in archaeological digs in Western Finland.


The last piece is a brooch my mother gave me when I was already grown up, it was hers a long time before that:



Again, the brooch is no longer produced but a similar pattern is used for earrings. The manufacturer's website gives no information of the origin of the pattern, but it is obviously an old symbol.

This was my story for today's Vintage Thingies Thursday. Suzanne is hosting, and I hope her link list is getting longer!



Happy VTT!

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing us your beautiful Kalevala jewelry, Ulla.
    I love the simple, yet classic design of it.

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  2. Beautiful, the designs are simple but very beautiful.

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  3. Hi Ulla!
    I really love the thin bracelets. They would go well with everything and almost every occasion. Stylish yet exciting! I wish they still made more stuff like that.

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  4. Classics never go out of style, and more precious coming from your family.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful jewelry. I like the interlaced design on the brooch especially.

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  6. Thank you so much or sharing these beautiful pieces.

    Happy VTT!

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  7. Very beautiful and timeless. I love the niello effect on the bracelets it really shows the design well.

    The interlocked cross is a very old symbol used in Celtic art. Your brooch is very beautiful.

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  8. Your jewelry is very beautiful. I like the simple designs and patina.

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  9. I enjoyed seeing these, and especially love the classic design of the second bracelet.

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  10. All your jewelry pieces are very nice. Thanks for sharing, and wish I needed some. I have more than I wear now. Time changes our way of thinking about various things.

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  11. I love the thin bracelets..the designs are beautiful and classic.
    Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

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  12. great pieces! love the brooch!

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  13. Such beautiful pieces!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love your silver jewelry....the three in the first pic are my favorite! Have a great VTT and a great weekend.

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  15. What great jewelry...definitely classics!

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  16. Very beautiful designs. These type of ancient patterns are so expressive yet simple and they really speak to me. Thanks for sharing. Peace, Stephanie

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  17. What lovely pieces- And something very special to collect. Happy (late) VTT!

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