The Sami people hung these rings from their belts and attached small, portable utensils to them. Children received their first of many rings as a christening gift to ward off evil. Women especially collected these treasures to display their wealth and status. The pendant’s motif is one that is ancient and widely recognized as a cat biting its own tail. is ancient and widespread – a cat biting its own tail. It is believed that the Kemi belt ring traveled north along Eastern trade routes before arriving in the Sami region with Karelian merchants hundreds of years ago. And here it finally ends up in your own collection - new, yet old, crafted in Finland from 100% bronze.
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