When the Finnish president Tarja Halonen and her husband Doctor Pentti Arajärvi made their yearly summertime visit to Åland, on Thursday 2nd September, their last stop of the day was to the GULDVIVA workshop.
President Tarja Halonen, head goldsmith Maria Karlström och Doctor Pentti Arajärvi.
Maria talking about GULDVIVA and showing some of the many different jewellery designs.
A soon to be BLOMMAN™ bangle is inspected.
Goldsmith Ronny Illman crafting BLOMMAN™ bangles under the watchful eye of Doctor Pentti Arajärvi.
Maria shows the president how a simple silver thread is shaped into an original BLOMMAN™ piece, signed GULDVIVA.
Carolina Sandell, Head of Jomala county, presents the official gift to the president. A BLOMMAN™ in 18 karat gold, handcrafted by special order. A special documentation with beautiful photographs showing different stages of the production process is presented together with the BLOMMAN™ piece. Click on the picture below to see the documentation in pdf format.
…and Maria received a gift from the president!