Amulet, a lucky piece. In ancient times jewelry was more than just beautiful items. Many of the figures and ornaments in our ancestors’ jewelry were powerful symbols, that were believed to bring luck, health, courage and prosperity, to stave off evil spirits and thoughts. Kalevala Originals jewelry brings the stories and myths of the past alive today. The Amulet pieces are new interpretations of the symbols found on ancient jewelry.
The lion, the king of animals, is a symbol of power and strength. The noble sun lion, whose bushy mane spreads out like the rays of the sun, originally decorated the lid of a small round relic box, guarding its valuable contents. The sun lion brings a message from the time when influences of Christian Europe were brought to Finns by way of the Baltic islands.
Wear the Sun Lion – it will give you the strength and courage of a lion.
St. Johns Arms
St. John’s Arms is well-known in many cultures around the world. The name of the looped square cross refers to St. John, but the symbol itself has been known in Finland as early as the pagan era, as a symbol protecting its wearer from evil spirits.
Wear the St. John’s Arms around your neck – it embraces you in a magic circle and protects you from all evil.
The sailor’s knot forms an unending braided ribbon. In the prosperous Viking era, luck and prosperity would come to anyone wearing jewelry with a sailor’s knot pattern. In Finland, many pendants and clasps decorated with sailor’s knots have been discovered.
Carry the sailor’s knot like your ancestors – it is still a good luck charm, full of magic.
In the Teljä Maiden charm, a single unending string forms a sailor’s knot enclosed in a heart. The magic of the knot symbolises love. The pendant is inspired by the iconic Teljä Maiden jewelry, created in the 1940s by artist Germund Paaer, who designed the first Kalevala jewelry.
Heart and knot – double companionship, double love.