HOW IT ALL BEGAN?
We are a part of Kuopio based Finnish jewellery company called Saurum Osakeyhtiö (Saurum Ltd.) that has almost 80-year-old history in the precious metals industry and is one of the oldest jewellery factories in Finland. Saurum Osakeyhtiö's long history and strong expertise in the jewellery industry were significant factors that made it possible to found Lumoava in October 2008.
Our story began with a desire to do something new and different. At the heart of it all was the idea of high-quality jewellery design and the importance of jewellery in meaningful moments in life. Our designers Heikki Hartikainen and Eelis Aleksi have been part of our story since we were founded, and Eelis Aleksi invented the name Lumoava for us. The name immediately felt unique because it encapsulates everything that is important to us: the beauty of jewellery and the world around us, the relevance of all moments in life, caring for each other, and the importance of working together.
Today, we are a family of passionate designers and jewellery professionals. Our extensive collection is the result of the personal views and ways we see our surrounding world, as well as the uniqueness of our emotions. Freedom of design creates the forms, emotions, textures and beauty of an impressive whole - meaningful jewellery that becomes one with its wearer. The sketches of our designers come to life in the hands of our goldsmiths through many stages of work. Innovativeness and a culture of continuous development, combined with a long line of jewellery expertise and the latest technologies, enable our high-quality and versatile collection of silver and gold jewellery and home products that will delight from year to year.
WE MAKE OUR JEWELLERY BY HAND
FROM RECYCLED SILVER AND GOLD
Ecology is not necessarily the first thing that is associated with jewellery. This is a bit of a shame because our quality silver and gold jewellery is ecological in many ways. They last over time and can be passed down from generation to generation as a legacy. In addition, gold and silver are fully recyclable materials, and most of our jewellery making material may have been in the past even someone’s beloved jewellery or a silver coffee spoon.
As a manufacturer, we are committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible ourselves and we recycle everything else from packaging materials to coffee cups. We process the gypsum material we use in the manufacture ourselves and send the chemicals to professionals for further processing. The surface treatment department of our factory has a circulating water system in which the rinsing waters circulate and are cleaned in our ion treatment plant. Our equipment is also cooled by a closed water circuit and there is naturally heat recovery in the ventilation of our factory. In this way, we have wanted to ensure that our footprint on our surrounding nature is as small as possible.
WE GUARANTEE THAT ...
We use 93% recycled silver in silver jewellery and 99% recycled gold in gold jewellery.
In the manufacturing process, we also recover all the so-called “waste”, even collect the precious metal dust generated, send it for cleaning and thereby get it back for use.
Our jewellery locks, loops, earring pins and other parts that we do not manufacture ourselves come from responsible domestic and European suppliers.