Namu is a treasure

Dark forest. Your backpack is heavy on the shoulders but you keep on going. You are well prepared, yet unsure whether you will find what you are looking for. You walk on dodging branches that scratch your arms. Rugged boulders. Dense forests. You arrive at the destination and start investigating the surroundings. You turn over stone after stone. Nothing. Just as you are about to give up hacking away at the stone, you notice something shiny. You kneel down to pick it up. There it is. The treasure you sent out for. A beautiful, shiny, colored stone. Joy! Your efforts paid off.

The story of Namu jewellery starts within the ancient bedrock of Finland. It is the oldest bedrock in Europe. Strong forces of nature have given birth to the stones, magnificent treasures of nature, that date back millions of years. They echo history, beauty and purity. These treasures have slowly made their way near to the surface of the earth and can be found by those who know where to seek for them.

These ancient treasures are brought to my desk from the treasure troves of Finnish forests. Combined with minimalist design these stones turn into timeless jewellery. My ambition is to bring you the best Finnish nature has to offer.

Namu jewellery is a perfect match for you if you are a true treasure hunter in your soul. If you feel the need to immerse yourself in hidden worlds and discover secret paths. If you wish to seek and if you wish to find. You have found your treasure.

Values

Responsibility. I only use recycled silver in my jewellery as I do not want to damage our surroundings further by supporting the mining industry. Namu gemstones come from small Finnish suppliers that I personally know and trust, and I even collect some of them myself. This way I can be sure that both people involved in the process and nature are treated with respect. Also the jewellery boxes that I use are eco-certified.

Craftmanship and quality. I handle the stones and handcraft the jewellery in my own workshop in Mynämäki, Finland. I use a professional Finnish gem expert to cut the faceted stones. High quality of the finished jewel is achieved by a thoroughly controlled production process. I make the jewellery in small editions and each jewel has a serial number. The shape and the color of the stones vary slightly, since all stones are individuals. This guarantees that you receive a true treasure.

Caring. I care about the world around me and I feel that if I have a chance to help others, it is my responsibility to do so. Therefore 10% of all profit goes to charity. At the moment I support Fida International and their project of enhancing living conditions in a poor Nepalese village. You can read more about the project at www.fida.info

Why stones?

It was a windy day. I was walking at the beach with my children. The waves were so big that my shoes nearly got drenched. I noticed some small, lucid pebbles at the waterfront. The sea had polished them all smooth and shiny. These small, shiny pebbles where the inspiration that led into the huge amount of research and study that followed that day.

That ordinary moment gave birth to a passion that has carried me through the years. It has forced me to read, study and drive countless kilometers to excursions. It made me network, purchase tools, learn new working methods and finally start my own business.

My passion for stones caused me to develop my own style as a jewellery artist. It got me learning from an experienced goldsmith, so that I would be able to bring the best treasures of nature at your disposal in the form of a beautiful and stylish jewel.

It was obvious from the very beginning that the stones should be made into jewellery. Only a jewel is as intimate with its wearer. You can wear it in a business meeting to bring personality to your outfit or at a stylish dinner party to perfect your dress. You can give it as a gift to your beloved and it will be a long-lasting memory for the recipient. A jewel is close to you at all times and reminds you of the cleanliness and purity of nature. It reflects your style and expresses the values you hold dear.