Designer

Germund Paaer

Muotoilija-Germund-Paaer-1940

Many of the Kalevala jewelry designed by Germund Paaer became beloved classics

Germund Paaer (1881–1950) was the first chief designer of Kalevala Jewelry. In the spring of 1937, the Kaleva Woman's Memorial Committee made a decision to start the production of replicas of ancient jewelry in order to finance a statue for the Finnish women. The commission for the design and implementation of the jewelry was given to Paaer, who worked as a drawing teacher at Ateneum art school. Paaer selected the first 40 jewelry models from the collections of the National Museum, made working drawings of them and found makers for the jewelry. The first Kalevala jewelry were presented to the press at a tea party hosted by the First Lady Mrs. Kaisa Kallio in the Presidential Palace on December 8, 1937.

Paaer selected the first 40 jewelry models from the collections of the National Museum, made working drawings of them and found makers for the jewelry. The first "Kaleva jewelry" was presented to the press at Mrs. Kaisa Kallio's tea party in the Presidential Palace on December 8, 1937.

"The edges of the jewelry must be perfectly smooth."

It can be said that in the beginning Kalevala Koru was as much the creation of Germund Paaer as the women who founded the company. Paaer was talented, enthusiastic and very productive: in total, he designed more than 300 jewelry and the same number of wooden decorative and utility items, which Kalevala Jewelry began to produce in the years of the Continuation War when the shortage of metal slowed down jewelry production. Many of the Kalevala jewelry designed by Germund Paaer became beloved classics that were made for decades, some still are. The cheerfully shimmering Sydänsormus, Heart Ring has been continuously in Kalevala Jewelry's product range since the end of the 1930s, for more than 80 years. Almost as old is Moon Goddess, which combines the most beautiful details of Viking jewelry.

Moon Goddess and Heart Ring

Moon Goddess, a lovely maiden, ruler of the night sky. Moon Goddess spins gold thread, the spirals of eternal life in her arms.Moon Goddess' shimmering lights are like the golden rays of the moon, which drive away bad thoughts and illuminate the world and the mind.

Kuutar-korvakorut suuret – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Earrings silver

Moon Goddess Earrings silver

Regular price 200,00 €
Regular price Sale price 200,00 €
Kalevala
Sydänsormus – Kalevala-koru
Heart Ring

Heart Ring

Regular price 145,00 €
Regular price Sale price 145,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-korvakorut pienet – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Earrings small silver

Moon Goddess Earrings small silver

Regular price 135,00 €
Regular price Sale price 135,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-korvakorut pienet – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Earrings small gold
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Moon Goddess Earrings small gold

Regular price 1.225,00 €
Regular price Sale price 1.225,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-korvakorut pienet – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Earrings small bronze

Moon Goddess Earrings small bronze

Regular price 90,00 €
Regular price Sale price 90,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-korvakorut suuret – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Earrings bronze

Moon Goddess Earrings bronze

Regular price 135,00 €
Regular price Sale price 135,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-riipus suuri – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Pendant silver

Moon Goddess Pendant silver

Regular price 290,00 €
Regular price Sale price 290,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-riipus pieni – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Pendant small silver

Moon Goddess Pendant small silver

Regular price 155,00 €
Regular price Sale price 155,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-riipus pieni – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Pendant small gold
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Moon Goddess Pendant small gold

Regular price 2.730,00 €
Regular price Sale price 2.730,00 €
Kuutar-riipus pieni – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Pendant small bronze

Moon Goddess Pendant small bronze

Regular price 95,00 €
Regular price Sale price 95,00 €
Kalevala
Kuutar-riipus suuri – Kalevala-koru
Moon Goddess Pendant bronze

Moon Goddess Pendant bronze

Regular price 175,00 €
Regular price Sale price 175,00 €
Kalevala
Moon Goddess Brooch
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Moon Goddess Brooch

Regular price 59,00 €
Regular price Sale price 59,00 €

The nine decades of Finland's most beloved piece of jewelry can hold a lot. Classics and future classics.