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Kalevala Bear Silver Pendant Necklace

Kalevala Bear Silver Pendant Necklace

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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-226040142
  • 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 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

Review Summary
10 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (10 of 10 responses)
July 5, 2023
Makes a great gift
By Sandy
Winchester, CT
Love this sweet bear necklace!
November 9, 2022
I love this sweet bear necklace! I was so happy to find it online. Finn Style has great products and service. I received this item quickly and professionally packaged. Very pleased!
By Zoe
Saratoga Springs, NY
My personal charm
October 19, 2021
At first I was surprised to see how small the bear is, but I’ve grown to love the size because I can wear it with anything. It’s like a personal charm that keeps me mindful of my Finnish heritage.
  • Small size allows me to wear it with everything.
By Patsy
Roseville, Minnesota
Beautiful bear necklace
March 13, 2021
I purchased this lovely bear necklace for my daughter. The necklace is simple and lovely. Nice size.
By Laurel
Minneapolis, MN
Exactly what I was looking for
January 25, 2021
This necklace is well made and showcases the spirit of the piece. It is a gift I am happy and proud to be giving.
By mya
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sweet little bear
January 3, 2021
This was a lovely pendant. My only wish was that the chain was a longer as it is a very small chain.
By Anonymous
Bear necklace
December 31, 2020
Necklace was well received as a Christmas gift. An additional longer chain was included with the gift since accompanying chain was known to be short.
  • Short chain.
By christina
Bear Power
August 6, 2020
I gave this bear necklace as a graduation gift to son. He loved it! The only con was that the chain is too short for a male, also it is less strong type ie for boy. So I ended up buying new silver chain to go with the pendant. The jewelry looks gorgeous now!
  • High quality, design
  • Check the chain length before you order, so that it fits for you.,
By Beatrix
October 11, 2018
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 :)
  • Solid, well-made, beautifully crafted, large clasp, safety/xtra length, pendant secured to chain but not fixed.
  • Chain 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.
Love my Karhu necklace!
September 2, 2015
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
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on November 17, 2014

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