Offered is a pair of vintage sterling silver screw on earrings by Kalevala Koru of Finland. The backs of the earrings are stamped 925 and have the KK mark for Kalevala Koru. The screw is stamped 935. They come in their original KK plastic bag. The earrings were probably purchased in the 1970s along with the KK necklaces I have listed from the same estate.
The Saint John's Arms design is said to be for protection from evil. The design is formed from a single ribbon as a protective force, the power of which all of northern Europe believed in long ago. The design also is stated by Kalevala Koru to remind of the Earth’s four protective spirits, who all settled down in their own corner and supported the sky above. The people of Northern Europe named these spirits West, East, North and South.