“By the Fountain” (Lähteellä) is one of the best-loved poems of Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877), the national poet of Finland. Its delicate imagery of Finnish nature in its summer splendour has also been set to music: “Oh fountain lovely, near thy side, into thy depths I gaze, as clouds above cast shadowy forms across thy limpid face.”

Runeberg’s verse inspired designer Kirsti Doukas, who created the jewelry series in honour of the poet’s 200th anniversary. The Fountain jewelry features a light blue topaz that glitters and shimmers like moonbeams reflecting from a clear spring.

Design Kirsti Doukas