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Kalevala Bear Silver Pendant Necklace

Kalevala Bear Silver Pendant Necklace

$96.00
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The bear was the strongest of the characters. It was told how the bear was the son of Hongatar, how the mother of woodlands had given birth to him "up in the heavens, on the shoulders of the Plough". The bear was treated with great respect and fear, after all it was a half human and half forest being, and also because he who bore the sign of the bear held sway over both people and nature. Made in Finland.

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  • ITEM #: KK-6040-1-PS42
  • MATERIAL: Sterling Silver (925/000)
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Pendant: 5/8" W (1-1/2 cm)
  • Chain: 16-1/2" (43 cm) L
Kalevala

Kalevala Jewelry seeks its inspiration from the unique Finnish and Scandinavian jewelry traditions throughout the ages. Most of the Kalevala Koru models are replicas of ancient Iron Age jewelry discovered by archaeologists. Read more about

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

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By Beatrix
CA
October 11, 2018
Beautiful!
Excellent craftsmanship, lovely bear pendant infused with culture and mythology, the chain itself is well-wrought, substantial without being thick and has a nice large clasp, additional length/safety chain (not very long tho) and a special feature that keeps the pendant from sliding off the chain so as to never lose it. Very lovely as a gift or present for yourself :)
ProsSolid, well-made, beautifully crafted, large clasp, safety/xtra length, pendant secured to chain but not fixed.
ConsChain length is ridiculously short. I am average height and weight, I couldn?t wear this as a choker if I even wanted to. This is my fault for being so charmed by the bear I neglected to read the specs more carefully. I am usually good about reading but I looked at several of pieces of jewelry at once and somehow missed this.. most of the other minimum chain lengths were the same and it got jumbled in my head. Regardless, I definitely would have ordered it anyway for the pendant and repurposed the chain. .. The chain length is disappointing but the problem is that the bear pendant cannot be simply removed from the chain. Until I can take it to a jeweler, I am wearing it as a bracelet (which is nice because I can see the bear :) but this is definitely something one should know before buying this necklace, which is still worthy of being added to any jewelry collection. Ideal for a child, small teen, or extremely petite and ultra slim adult or as a bracelet for average to large adults.
By Wainos k.
Wisconsin
September 2, 2015
Love my Karhu necklace!
Beautiful piece of jewelry with special meaning.
1 Question & 1 Answer
Laurie Brown
from Brookeville, Md. asked:
November 15, 2014
Is this a high quality silver? Sterling silver? Is the chain of silver? If not, what is it made of? I am considering it as a gift for my daughter in law, and want it to be very nice. Thank you. Laurie Brown
1 Answer
Hello, This item is made from: Material: Sterling Silver (925/000) They are hand crafted in Finland and made from local raw materials. You can learn more at www.kalevalajewelry.com
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on November 17, 2014

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