Celebrate the magical and mystical qualities of one of the world's strongest creatures. The Kalevala Bronze Bear Pendant features a small flaxen bear with engraved swirls across its body. According to Finnish lore, the bear was the son of Hongatar, and the mother of woodlands had given birth to him "up in the heavens, on the shoulders of the Plough". Treated with great respect and fear, the bear was seen as half human and half forest being.
Kalevala Jewelry seeks its inspiration from the unique Finnish and Scandinavian jewelry traditions throughout the ages. Most of the models are replicas of ancient Iron Age jewelry discovered by archaeologists. Read more about Kalevala... More Kalevala
A silversmith graduate from the Lahti Polytechnic Institute of Design, Kaisa Leena Mäkelä furthered her studies in Japan where she graduated from Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College. A jewelry designer for Kalevala since 1993, Mäkelä has been responsible for several large collections that are histo... More Kaisaleena Mäkelä