Skip to product information
1 of 9

Elvik

Superb Elvik Norwegian Silver Two Tone Sølje Brooch & Earrings Set C. 1950s

Superb Elvik Norwegian Silver Two Tone Sølje Brooch & Earrings Set C. 1950s

Regular price $125.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $125.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Superb Elvik Norwegian Silver Two Tone Sølje Brooch & Earrings Set Circa 1950s

      

Measurements: Brooch: 2.5"H x 1.5"W x .25"Thick  (6.35cm x 3.81cm x .64cm)

Earrings: 1.5"L x .6"W (3.81cm x 1.52cm)

Markings: Brooch: 830S E Maker's Mark  Earrings: 830S

Weight: 10.9g

Beautiful Norwegian two-tone silver Sølje brooch and drop dangle earrings. Stunning intricacy and detail, the brooch features a round filigree shaped body adorned with numerous round flower shaped and oval dangling gold spoons. The earrings feature an asymmetrical shape, filigree body with hanging oval gold spoons. The set is in excellent condition with little to no wear. Included with purchase are a set of French clips, so the earrings can be easily switched for pierced ears and an adapter so the brooch can be worn as a pendant if preferred. 

Mannequin is a life-size torso representation

Elvik & Co.A/S of Oslo, Norway. Nils Martin Elvik was trained at Aksel Holmsen's in Oslo in filigree. He worked towards his journeyman with Aksel Holmsen until 1910. He took his journeyman's certificate in October of 1907. Nils took his crafts letter on the 22nd of August 1910 and established his own business in October of 1910. His sons grew into the business with him and the company name and marks changed throughout the years. The "E" with the scalloped oval was registered as the final mark for the company in 1953. The company closed operations in the 1960's. - Bio courtesy of the book "Northern Lights - The Beauty of the Forgotten Scandinavian Enamel Jewelry Artists" by Lois Olson and Dwight Olson 

Solje, or sølje, is a traditional Norwegian silver jewelry piece that has a long history. The word solje means "sunny" or "shiny". The jewelry's origins date back to when it was used as a protective bauble to keep children safe from trolls who might steal them in their sleep. The dangling spoons on the jewelry were thought to reflect evil away from the wearer, especially during times of transition, such as for babies and brides.

Over time, solje became a symbol of status and a way to convey family and heritage. It's now considered an appropriate accessory for weddings, holidays, and other formal occasions. For example, a heart-shaped solje with a crown is often worn by brides to symbolize a Norwegian wedding crown. Solje is often made from sterling silver, and some pieces may have silver drops or "tears" dipped in 18kt gold.

Materials

Shipping & Returns

Dimensions

Care Instructions

View full details

Image with text

Pair text with an image to focus on your chosen product, collection, or blog post. Add details on availability, style, or even provide a review.

  • Free Shipping

    Pair text with an image to focus on your chosen product, collection, or blog post. Add details on availability, style, or even provide a review.

  • Hassle-Free Exchanges

    Pair text with an image to focus on your chosen product, collection, or blog post. Add details on availability, style, or even provide a review.