Feelings for the sea in silver…
There is a strong seafaring tradition in the Åland Islands. Gustaf Erikson from Åland was the last major shipowner of windjammers in the world. In 1935 the Gustaf Erikson fleet consisted of fifteen ocean-going three or four-masted barques, eight North Sea sailing vessels and six motorsailers.
A reef knot tied in silver is a shape with a strong connection to our seafaring tradition and our love of the sea.
This reef knot has been made from a thicker thread and has also been oxidized to give it a darker, rougher appearance.
925 sterling silver, nickel free
Height: ca 9 mm
Width: ca 55 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.