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The design of this vintage KALEVALA KORU necklace intrigued me no end, so I wrote to them (yes, they're still going strong in Finland) and asked about it. They said this piece was in production around 1940 -1970 and "the model is from Suotniemi in Käkisalmi 1050 - 1150/1300 A.D. (during the time of crusades)." Fantastic. The pendant is so heavily silver-plated that the former owner said that it tested as sterling, but the lack of sterling hallmarks made me assume that it is actually…
Halikon käätykoru -riipus – Kalevala Koru
Kalevala Koru – Hopeinen filigraanikoristeinen palloriipus ilahduttaa kaikkia Kalevala Koru -klassikoiden ystäviä. Säädettävä pituus 60/55 cm.
Kalevala Koru, Finland: Vintage Bronze Pendant with Chain. Rare! | eBay
Rare model. Marked: Made in Finland, kk. Size: The pendant is 5,7 cm or 2 1/4" wide at the widest and 6 cm or 2 3/8" long with the ring. The chain is 67 cm or 26 1/2" long. Weight: 35.7 gr.
Thor's Hammer pendant Thor was the Viking god of thunder who used his hammer to rule and dispense justice. During thunderstorms, Thor was believed to be riding across the skies in his goat-drawn chariot. The strikes of his hammer caused the roar of thunder, while lightning came from the sparks that he sent flying. A hammer-shaped pendant became a common symbol for Thor, and it was also worn as a charm against the forces of evil.