RÅG – rye as a reminder of our inner strength
We humans can survive more than we think. We bow before the storm and then lift ourselves up again. We grow though maybe we shouldn’t. We let go and dive in, even though we are afraid. We face challenges, stumble and fall and then we get up and move on.
With the collection RÅG (”rye”), we at Guldviva wanted to create symbols for this innate human endurance – the courage that carries us through our entire lives. Rye grows in the poorest of soils, withstands the harshest of winters and can endure both drought and infestation.
925 sterling silver, nickel free
Height: ca 9 mm
Width: ca 29 mm
Length: ca 42 cm (other lengths by special order)
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.