A piece of Åland history
The fortress Bomarsund was once the most magnificent building construction in the Åland Islands.
The erection of the gigantic fortress was started in 1832 by the Russian armed forces but after just over 20 years it was only halfway completed. The main fortress was to be a 290 meter long half circled shaped barracks in two storeys, meant to lodge 2.500 men. Around the main fortress six towers with cannon batteries were planned. During the Crimean war, in 1854, the fortress was destroyed.
Bomarsund’s fortress had a great effect on the Åland community at that time, and in present time people still refer to “ the Bomarsund era”. Read more about the fortress and the history surrounding it here.
The inspiration for the design of BOMARSUND comes from the fortress’s hexagonal stones in red granite.
BOMARSUND can with advantage be combined with a plain ring to enhance the design.
BOMARSUND has an oxidized finish.
When ordering, please enter your required ring size into the comments field at the checkout. If no size is specified we will send you a size 16-17.
925 sterling silver, nickel free
Width: ca 5 mm
As all pieces are handmade the size may vary.
Sustainability and quality go hand-in-hand. Classic design, climate-smart material and the possibility to repair something when it falls apart are important factors to consider when you purchase a product, for example, a piece of jewellery from Guldviva. This is what we at Guldviva do to ensure that your jewellery is made to last.
Every piece of Guldviva jewellery is made by hand in our own workshop in the Maritime Quarter in Mariehamn on Åland. This guarantees high-quality, professional, solid craftsmanship.
All of our jewellery is produced from solid precious metals; it is never filled with other metals or hollow. Even the chains that come with our jewellery, but which we don’t produce ourselves, are of the highest quality, in either 925 sterling silver or 18K gold.
The only base materials we use are either nickel-free 925 sterling silver or 18K gold. We aspire to a completely sustainable production process and today we only use 100 per cent recycled metal.
Your Guldviva jewellery is designed and made to last and to be handed down through the generations. This is why we have a lifetime warranty on all of our jewellery and repair all damages which arise from eventual mistakes in production. We will even be happy to repair damages which arise from wear-and-tear or accidents, but for the price of the normal cost of labour.
POLISHING AND RESTORATION
Silver and gold are metals which endure forever, but the jewellery you wear will often take on signs of frequent use. For this reason, we offer a free professional polishing of all Guldviva jewellery. For example, we can roll the jewellery in a drum with polishing beads, reapply the surface finish by hand and, if necessary, reapply antique treatments. Your jewellery will be like new again.