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STRAND

Sunbathing on the beach. Walking along the shore. On the family trip with the boat. We have all collected them – the beach stones. With our collection Strand (“beach”), we want to highlight the treasures of the beach – created millions of years ago and now, carefully shaped to be worn as jewellery.

The treasures right before your eyes

They wear their aeons with grace. Every smooth, rounded little stone is a memory from the creation of the Earth and its dramatic history, worn down by ice, wind and water.

We had Johnny Juthman, a lapidary from Övermark, take on the stones from the shores of Lumparn Bay to create pearls in the gentle colour palette of the beach. At Guldviva, we’ve added an oxidized, 925 Sterling Silver setting.

”I am fascinated by the process of transforming a plain beach pebble into something special - a gem. The material has been the same for billions of years, I just form it into the shape I want it to have...”

Johnny Juthman, lapidary

”I hope you feel the same as I do, that the beach stones are worth more than all of the rubies and sapphires in the world. They are my origin. And perhaps yours?”

Maria Karlström, head goldsmith

A pocket full of treasures

I spent my summers as a child at my grandfather’s cottage, which is still owned by the family to this day. I strolled along the shore and let the stones catch my eye. I collected them, saved them, without any practical purpose. Maybe they just sat on the windowsill until somebody threw them away. And I collected new ones.

Grandfather’s beach is by the Lumparn Bay, where a meteor landed a billion years ago, creating a hole, which is now a bay in the heart of Åland. It is also one of the few locations on Åland where you can find fossils.

My mother, daughter and I together hand-picked the stones for the Strand collection. Three generations of women on grandfather’s beach with our pockets full of treasures. The stones have then been cut and polished by Johnny Juthman from Övermark, just north of Närpes. He shares my feeling about stones, that there is something magical in the ancient material.

The pebbles on Lumparn beach

Granite

Coarse, cracked red granite swells softly like sea waves in the outer archipelago on Åland and gives our roads their pinkish tone. This stone is also called “rapakivi” and is the very foundation of Åland. Radioactive elements in the mineral tick like small clocks, to tell us that it is over 1585 million years old. Granite can also be black or white.

 

Porphyry

The beach stones on the colour scale between grey and black are often porphyry. The hard matrix consists of rapidly-cooled lava or ash which has fallen to the ground. Over the course of millions of years, quartz, feldspar and hornblende have formed within the dense structure as hexagonal crystals.

 

Sandstone

The light, solid-coloured stones on the beach – light grey, yellow and sometimes pink – are sandstone. Water, ice and wind erode different types of rock into sand, which is then compressed and fused together by natural cement. Remnants of plants, shells and similar animals can become fossilized in the sandstone as a kind of message from those that lived millions of years ago.

 

Diabase

Dark or gray-speckled diabase emerges from the Earth’s crust like magma filling up cracks in older rocks. Diabase contains large quantities of iron and is therefore hard and very heavy; one cubic metre weighs roughly three tonnes. Our ancestors used diabase to make effective work tools.

 

Gneiss

The pink-red colour of gneiss makes it look like granite, but upon closer inspection, the clear bands and veins in parallel layers reveal that it is gneiss. When this stone is shaped into small pearls, it is very difficult to see a difference between the two.

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VAT is not charged on orders from countries outside of the EU.

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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.

As a consumer, you have 14 days to return an item and 90 days within which to exchange it. You must notify us by email at info@guldviva.com, or by letter to one of the addresses below, within 14 days of the date you received the item if you want to return it. Items should be returned as soon as possible and no later than 14 days from the date that you notified us that you wish to return the item.

Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging.

Your money will be refunded on the conditions that the item has not been used and that it is returned in its original packaging.

 

If your purchase was made from within Finland, Åland, or a non-EU country, please return your items to:

GULDVIVA
Sjökvarteret
AX-22100 Mariehamn
Åland, Finland

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GULDVIVA
GV Scandinavia Ab
Box 9
SE-746 21 Bålsta
Sweden

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.

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Defective items should be sent to:

GULDVIVA
Sjökvarteret
AX-22100 Mariehamn
Åland, Finland

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