The prototype for this bracelet, worn by Finnish tribes living in Russia, dates from 900-1000 A.D. Back then, many motifs were borrowed from the eastern Baltics but the designs quickly took on a Finnish stamp. Bracelets evolved from simple pieces to more intricate designs over time, with geometric patterns that we stamped, cast, or engraved. Women of antiquity would often wear identical bracelets on each arm. Crafted in Finland from 100% bronze, the Kalevala Iku-Turso Bronze Bracelet will connect you to this rich history when you slip it onto your wrist.
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
Bronze products from Kalevala Jewelry have either a polished finish or are oxidized to add color to the metal. Bronze is an alloy that consists of copper, tin and zinc, and typically oxidizes faster than precious metals. All our bronze jewelry has a protective lacquer coating, which prevents discoloration of the skin and delicate light-colored fabrics. This lacquer coating is eroded by various chemicals and slowly wears off. We recommend, therefore, taking off bronze jewelry while practicing sports, taking a sauna or swimming in chlorinated or salt water. Areas where the protective lacquer has worn off may be buffed with a Jewelry polishing cloth. After cleaning the piece of jewelry with a polishing cloth, rinse the jewelry in mild soapy water so that the residue detergent from the cloth does not stain. If necessary, the protective lacquer coating can be restored by a professional jeweler.