The Lioness of Finland


Kalevala Jewelry is founded and led by women. It’s mission is to improve women’s status in Finnish society. 

Finland’s history is all about men. As are all its national symbols. 

Kalevala Jewelry wanted to give women their hard-earned part in Finnish history. They redesigned the most iconic Finnish symbol: The male lion. The legendary symbol which has nowadays become synonymous with toxic masculinity.

The male Lion was turned into a beautiful Lioness of Finland - a pacifistic and feminine celebration of Finnish womanhood. At the same time it is a manifestation of Kalevala Jewelry’s mission and brand promise: “Kesyttämätöntä kauneutta”, “The untamed beauty”.

The Lioness of Finland was designed by goldsmith Tiina Lahtinen.