All Kalevala Jewelry products are made in Finland. This is an important value for the company. We take great pride in the Finnish Key Flag Symbol », which has been granted to Kalevala Jewelry. For us, it represents responsibility.
All jewelry branded as Kalevala Jewelry or Lapponia is manufactured in our factory in Helsinki, which is the most modern jewelry factory in Europe. The workplace of over 90 skilled employees, this new factory has been designed to be a comfortable working environment, where safety is continuously emphasized. Our manufacturing contributes to the development of the jewelry industry and employment in Finland.
Our professional goldsmiths combine state-of-the-art innovations with age-old methods and tools. Every piece of jewelry goes through around ten pairs of hands before it is shipped out to bring joy to its new owner.
Sustainable development and respect for the environment are also essential values for us. Read more » about our responsibility efforts.
This is how the Snow Flower jewelry are made:
Also this can be a goldsmith's tool. The 3D model of the Snow Flower is being prepared using the drawing pad and the computer.
Snow Flowers printed in blue wax with a 3D printer.
Some of the wax models are still created traditionally by hand. Hot wax is injected inside a rubber mold and the solidified wax model is carefully removed from the mold.
The wax flowers are ready for the next stage.
The wax models are attached to a wax pole forming tree-like structures. The trees are placed inside a cylinder which is then cast with plaster. Numbers on the cylinders mark the different treatments each cylinder receives depending on the jewelry model that is being produced.
The wax has been melted off from the cylinder and replaced with molten metal.
After the metal casts have cooled down the plaster can be removed. The metal casts are now exact copies of the wax models.
The flowers cut off from the cast metal trees have now found their way on the smith's table. Each manufactured piece of jewelry is hallmarked with a KK sign (Kalevala Koru).
The rough cutting edge left from the casting is polished by the smith using an abrasive disc circling 3000 rounds per minute.
All the soldering work is carried out using a liquefied gas torch.
From the smith's table the jewelry is taken to the surface finishing department. In the last stage of the production the silver Snow Flowers are plated with an invisible anti-tarnish coating.
The work of modellers, wax makers, founders, smiths and surface finishers is now ready. Now it is the turn for Snow Flower to start its assignment - to bring joy to its user for many years to come.
The making of a ring
The journey of a ring from the skillful hands of our smiths to the store.