Goldsmith Kulmala’s story starts off in 2005 in Ullanlinna, Helsinki.
However, the roots go decades back to Käkelä village in Tavastia region. Prior engineer officer of a felt boot factory, Mr. Kulmala, spent his golden days with the curious and apt learner grandson, Pekka.
Easygoing but active days in Käkelä consisted typically of small building or fixing projects, crafting and carving – unless the attension was caught in some wonders and treasures of nature, found in the surrounding grounds. To little Pekka, they were almost as fascinating as the secrets of the globe such as volcanos, glaciers, smaragds and topaz, revealed by the old Atlas in the bookshelf.
When time came to decide future occupacional paths, Pekka understood that the goldsmith training in Lahti Design Institute was the one to take. Occupaction of a goldsmith would combine all his passions and also honour the memory of grandfather.
Now Pekka Kulmala is an esteemed master goldsmith. Jewellery created under the Goldsmith Kulmala brand are uncompromized pieces of craftmanship, where classic features are united with modern design.
“Each project is as large as a small jewel can be.”
master goldsmith pekka kulmala
Pekka has always found inspiration in nature. Already as a little boy, his pockets were filled with stones found in the nearby surroundings, beaches and roadsides and his thoughts often escaped to freedom and outdoors. Now he unwinds on a private island together with his family. Nature and its’ annual cycle provide continuous subjects to marvel at. Birdwatching, sport fishing and identifying of trees and rocks together with daughters, efficiently takes the mind off everyday life.
Valueing and respecting nature is something Pekka wants to pass on to next generations. Nature is present in Kulmala’s jewellery as the proportionate harmony of measurements, as well as in the themes of the jewellery.
Pekka Kulmala was awarded the title of master goldsmith in 2010. The Finnish goldsmiths’ association chose Pekka Kulmala as goldsmith of the year in 2011.
goldsmith ella jumisko
Ella loves to travel and finds that crafting of jewellery and travelling have much in common. Both are about discovering and realizing something new and seeing beauty. Ella believes you can experience similar kind of enchantment by a fine piece of jewellery or a gemstone, than when admiring a waterfall or even when dancing or listening to music.
When Ella gets carried away by molding of materials, she is taken in by the flow and enters her own private magical world. She is driven by strong will to learn more and develop the technical knowhow even further. The journey is what counts, not the destination – though the Wow-effect of a finished, perfect piece of jewellery is unbeatable.
goldsmith petteri eskola
After his first career as an engineer, Petteri enjoys his current profession as a goldsmith, where he can create meaningful beauty in the world. This can even well be described as freezing the moment. After all, jewels crown and symbolize the most important and greatest moments in life. In jewellery these moments pass from one generation to next ones.
Petteri finds that beauty often involves functionality. Fascination to the harmonious combination of beauty and functionality also lead him to his hobby, 1930’s antique cars. When Petteri gets his hands on rusty sheet of metal and gets to visualize, what lies behind the rough surface, he lights up similarly than facing a seemingly modest, still in its’ natural state gemstone. The goal is to find, process and refine beauty. It requires resilience, perseverance and love for details.
The goldsmith industry has been a part of Jaana Junkkaala’s life for twenty years. Jaana is a qualified jewellery designer, and every time she enters the workshop she is fascinated by the skill of the goldsmiths and the array of unique jewellery that we have the honour of designing and painstakingly creating for our customers.
The enchantment of gemstones, the stories of the jewellery and top-quality handicrafts passed down from one generation to the next are reflected in Jaana’s pictures and words, as she is responsible for Kultaseppä Kulmala’s marketing and visual presentation. For Jaana, Kulmala is the perfect place to witness the work of goldsmiths and to follow the domestic excellence and expertise a respected master goldsmith and his talented team offer.
When it comes to customer service, Jaana considers it highly important to have genuine encounters with customers and the desire to make just the right, personalised high-quality jewellery for them. Jaana can be found at Kulmala, greeting customers with a smile at the computer amidst a wealth of gems, decorations and Post-it notes.
Manifest to beauty
Everything can be made with beauty. That is our mission. More beauty is needed in the world. Each piece of jewellery we make, represents beauty at its’ best. Beauty is eternal and remains always fashionable. Well made piece of jewellery can be repaired and can be treasured by future generations. A jewel can represent family history and carry memories through decades. It links its’ owner to a chain of generations.
The unique touch of the designer and Finnish design are clearly present within all our jewellery. Our jewellery are designed and made in Finland from start to finish. All our jewels are supplied by certified suppliers.
Beauty is not only its’ worth in gold or jewels. It is a masterpiece created by sense of beauty and mystical coincidents of creativity. It has magic and stardust. It stops the wheel of time and gilds the moment. It can even tell something words cannot describe.
Beauty is always and allaround for those, who see it. We want the piece of jewellery, that you carry, to make the world a more beautiful place.