The christening gift commissioned for the cruiseship M/S Viking Grace stands as model for the piece GRACE.
Maria Karlström, Head goldsmith at GULDVIVA has designed and handcrafted the christening gift for M/S Viking Grace. These are her thoughts about the piece and the creative process:
“The archipelago of the Åland Islands is an important source of inspiration when I create and design for GULDVIVA. When you see the end result the connection to the Åland nature is often obvious, but the road that leads there is not always a straight one. This was also the case with the christening gift.
My starting point was to include the elements of a modern cruise ship; the feeling of a whole world. The eleven decks of M/S Viking Grace are therefore represented as separate components in the piece. They represent the different rhythms – including tranquility.
The natural continuation for my thoughts was the sea. As islanders we live with the sea. Ships that arrive, turn and leave again are a natural part of life. Suspended in timelessness, safe and secure. The contrasting shape of the waves and the decks are reflected in the design. The components are then arranged together in a stricter, square shape to give the piece a clean design.
The shape of the waves and the decks are also arranged to permit interpretation. If you look closely you can see other shapes hidden in the piece….”
The Grace Spektrolit pendant is adorned with three pieces of Finnish spectrolite.
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.
Every piece of Guldviva-jewellery is crafted by hand in our studio from 925 Sterling Silver or 18K gold. We strive towards a completely sustainable production and use today 100 percent recycled gold and silver.
Your Guldviva-jewellery is designed and made to last a lifetime, and to be gifted through the generations. That is why we offer a life-long guarantee on all our jewellery and repair all jewellery without cost from damages that might arise due to possible defects in production.
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.
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VAT is not charged on orders from countries outside of the EU.
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Guldviva’s jewellery carries a lifetime warranty. The warranty is valid for any faults in production. Wear-and-tear or damage from normal use is not covered by the warranty. Chains are not covered by the warranty.
The price for all Guldviva jewellery and chains sold by Guldviva includes a professional polishing. This means that a customer may, at any time in the future, have his or her jewellery professionally polished and cleaned without extra cost. Any costs for shipping to the shop are paid by the customer. Priority/1st class postage to return the jewellery to the customer after polishing is paid by Guldviva.
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Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging.
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If your purchase was made from within Sweden or some other EU country, please return your items to:
GV Scandinavia Ab
SE-746 21 Bålsta
You will be refunded for returned items within 14 days from the day that Guldviva receives notification that you want to return your item. Guldviva reserve the right to postpone refunds until we have received the returned item. We will refund the full cost of the item, plus shipping, on the condition that the order is returned in its entirety. Shipping will be refunded for the cheapest shipping alternative which we offer. The refund will be made to a bank account or according to agreement with the customer.
If you feel that your item is defective, contact us and tell us what the defect is as soon as possible after discovering it. If a defect is found, we will offer you a new or equivalent item, or alternatively, free reparation to correct the defect. In this case we will reimburse you for any shipping costs, within 14 days from the day that we receive the item.
Defective items should be sent to:
Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and Sweden’s National Board for Consumer Disputes
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