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Silver jewelry inspired by Arctic nature and culture 

The range of silver jewelry from silversmiths and jewelry designers from the Arctic region is an accessory that can't be compared to anything else. Above the Arctic Circle silversmithing is a handicraft with a thousand-year-old history, and the designers we have gathered here, have been inspired by the traditional silversmith methods and the nature above the Arctic Circle. In combination with that and a modern design, gives handmade jewelry that is beyond the ordinary. 

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Unique handmade silver jewellery from Lapland

Jewelry made from precious metals and natural materials are important accessories in today’s fashion. We value good craftsmanship, and the sense of history it brings to every handmade piece of silver jewelry.

Every ring, bracelet, necklace, or earring has been carefully designed and crafted by experienced craftspeople in the North. Having a handmade piece of silver jewelry symbolizing our Arctic way of life is priceless.


Find the handicraft

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Erica Huuva Design

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Ami Avellán 

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Jokkmokks Tenn

Silversmithing in Lapland

Nowadays more and more people are learning the noble art of making jewelry with precious metals and gemstones, and women especially have risen to the task, and are making names for themselves in the business, which we think is great! There are comparatively few places to study silversmithing in Sweden, but we are lucky enough to have one of these schools located in the most northern parts of Lapland, in the small village of Lannavaara, 130 km above the Arctic Circle. Another way of learning the craft is by doing a long apprenticeship at the workshop of a skilled silver or goldsmith.

Jewelry made of Sterling silver 925

Silver jewelry is mostly made with Sterling silver 925. This means the material contains 925 thousandths of silver. The remaining material is mainly made up of copper, and a tiny bit of zinc. The reason you mix silver with small amounts of other metals is that silver on its own is too soft and malleable to make long-lasting, strong pieces of jewelry. Adding small parts of other metals makes the silver more durable and steadfast. A side effect of adding copper and zinc to the mix is that the silver will oxidize. Oxidation is what gives silver jewelry its patina with age. It’s a natural process that happens when the silver gets in contact with sulfur, which can be found all around us in everyday life. To keep your silver jewelry from oxidizing, you should follow the instructions below.

Care instructions for Silver Jewelry

  • Silver jewelry is best looked after by using them. When not in use, you can contain them in an airtight plastic bag. A tip is to get an impregnated polishing cloth to store together with your silver jewelry inside the bag. The polishing cloth will absorb any sulfur in the air and will help keep your jewelry from oxidizing.

  • Always put your silver jewelry on last, after putting on any hairspray or perfume. Make sure to never spray perfume where you keep your jewelry, as the components of perfume can make silver oxidize faster.

  • Keep in mind that using a polishing cloth may wear or scratch your silver jewelry because of dust that collects on the cloth. A liquid cleaning solution called Silverdip can be more gentle on your jewelry, but keep in mind that it contains a kind of acid, and should be handled with care. 

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