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Sámi jewelry- Tradition and innovation 

Jewelry inspired by traditional Sámi handicraft tells a story about the place and the origin, and it is jewelry you wear because you want to show your love for the Arctic history and concern for nature and culture. 

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Sami jewelry- A historical craft

The way a piece of jewelry looks, and how you wear it, differs between different cultures, especially when looking back in time. Historically, silver’s always been associated with Sámi handicrafts and decoration. The Sámi used to trade reindeer products and other items for silver.


Silver still plays an important part in Sámi crafts, but nowadays it’s more about showing your heritage and creating beautiful designs, and not so much about showing off wealth like back in the day. Depending on the design and positioning, different pieces of Sámi jewelry can be worn on either traditional costumes or as everyday embellishments and can be markers of identity, family, and origin.

Find the handicraft

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Erica Huva design creates jewelry with Sámi inspiration. The range includes traditional & modern brooches, necklaces, rings, and much more. Created from recycled silver.

Sami brooches

An important piece of jewelry in Sámi culture is the Risku, which is worn by women on their kolt, a traditional costume worn on festive occasions. The risku can be worn on its own, or together with other brooches. It’s usually made with a large round silver detail in the middle, surrounded by small silver leaves that glisten when you move. Especially in the northern parts of Sápmi, the Riskus worn are BIG, and have lots of small embellishments.  

Trading jewelry in the north

The Sámi used to get their silver by trading for it with local silversmiths in the north. Today, there are many Sámi silversmiths and non-Sámi designers who design and make jewelry inspired by Sámi patterns and motifs. Much of the silver jewelry coming from the north of Sweden has a classic, timeless feel to it, but with new fresh ideas, and designs inspired by Arctic nature. In our range of silver jewelry, we’ve collected necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and brooches made from silver, gold, leather, and other natural materials by designers north of the Arctic Circle. 

Jewellery from the north of Sweden

Many people recognize the classic northern rings with names such as Norrbottensringen, Tornedalsringen, and kärleksringen. Classic pieces of jewelry that are traditionally gifted at graduations or anniversaries. These rings are usually made from silver, and their patterns can be found by several designers’ today. These beautiful pieces of jewelry have a symbolic meaning and are perfect to wear in everyday life.

Pewter bracelets made from leather and silver

In addition to the classic Sámi silver jewelry, braided pewter bracelets are also closely associated with Lapland. They’re made from naturally tanned reindeer leather, decorated with a braid of spun pewter thread and glass beads. These bracelets come in a variety of colors, with pewter braids ranging from simple thin ones, to several advanced braids with different patterns and widths. Braided reindeer leather bracelets are another type of popular jewelry suitable for everyday use. Simpler versions with braided leather straps, or more intricate patterns with snaps, these bracelets come in a wide array of designs. All of these bracelets are made from natural materials and with designs symbolizing the traditions of the north of Sweden.

Jewellery with beautiful photo art

Combining precious metals with artistic photography is a new and interesting way to make jewelry. Fusing a picture of dancing northern lights to a piece of silver, or the midnight sun to glittering gold, makes for modern pieces of jewelry to use in day-to-day life, as well as for more festive occasions. In our range of jewelry, you’ll find photo art jewelry inspired by Arctic nature and its fascinating natural phenomena.

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