Lovely earrings from Finnish firm Kaunis Koru. With typical Nordic simplicity, the design plays with geometric shapes. Spectrolite, a native semi-precious stone, is dark blue with a fiery opalescent sheen. Historically, the use of local semi-precious stones was key to the development modern Finnish jewelry which emphasizes the beauty of natural forms and an honesty of materials.
Founded in 1956, Kaunis Koru employed some of the best contemporary designers, including a young Björn Weckström and Pekka Piekainen, and produced bold, modern pieces.
Year: 1973 Material: Sterling Silver Stamps: Makers mark, Finnish assay stamp (heart), 925, Turku city stamp, U7 (1973), Kaunis Koru stamp Condition: Very good