Bunad silver is
jewelry for life.

Here you will find the Bunad silver you will be proud to wear. We have over a hundred years of experience, this gives us the knowledge, the proper assortment and last but not least; good quality at sensiblle price. And of course; all of the silver is made in Norway.

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Package suggestions

Bunad silver Package suggestions
Here we've put together some suggestions for Bunad silver start packages. The smallest ones contain the essentials for getting your Bunad on. 

 

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Storage

Bunad silver Storage
Proper storage of the Bunad and silver can save you a lot of work. Bunad bag and jewelry box takes good care of your Bunad and silver.

 

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Gift card

Bunad silver Gift card
It's not always easy to know what the receiver prefers. Just select the one you want, and proceed to checkout. A gift card will be e-mailed to you. When the gift card is to be used, contact us, and we will help you.

 

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Agnus Dei, Dalar

Bunad silver Agnus Dei, Dalar
 Agnus Dei usually consists of 3 pendants underneath a circular brooch which again is attached to a long chain.

 

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Other brooches

Bunad silver Other brooches
Here you will find other, more unknown brooches. Despite this they still have their historic place on the Bunad.

 

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Cufflinks

Bunad silver Cufflinks
The cufflinks are sold as pairs. (This covers both the sleeves).

 

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Children's brooches

Bunad silver Children's brooches
There are many variants of children's Bunads and as a consequence there are a lot of different brooches. Some brooches are specific for a certain type of children's Bunad, while others are more general.

 

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Bol brooch

Bunad silver Bol brooch
In Telemark it was a tradition that girls used the serpent brooch. When she got married she was given a Bol brooch. The Serpent brooch was then moved down from its top position on the chest, and the Bol brooch would take its place.

 

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Bore pins

Bunad silver Bore pins
A Bore resembles a big button that have an elevated center. They were early used as buckles for the waist-piece of the Bunad, and on the belt. Today they use them purely for decoration.The prices are for a pair.

 

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Bunad rings

Bunad silver Bunad rings
Rings for the Bunad exist in many varieties. The band is open at the back of the finger so it will fit every finger it's put on.

 

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Bunad shoes

Bunad silver Bunad shoes
Bunad shoes are usually outside of our specialty, but as a service to our customers in the U.S., we now cooperate with "Loitegaard shoes". The buckles provided with the shoes is not in silver, but can usually be replaced. 

 

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Barley ring

Bunad silver Barley ring
The pendants that hang from this Barley Ring were supposed to represent- yes you guessed it- barley! Barley symbolizes fertility, and these rings are very feminine in their traditional symbolism.

 

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Face brooches

Bunad silver Face brooches
This group of brooches contains all brooches with facial- , animal- or figurine motives. These days the name applies to most of the brooches from the west part of Norway (vestlandssøljene).

 

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Gudbrandsdal button

Bunad silver Gudbrandsdal button
The Gudbrandsdal button consists of a "button" with filigree pendants of varying length and size.

 

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Neck buttons / Neck pins

Bunad silver Neck buttons / Neck pins
If there are buttonholes in the collar of the shirt, you can use neck buttons. If your collar lacks holes you should use a neck pin.

 

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Fastners, clasps, buckles

Bunad silver Fastners, clasps, buckles
Fasteners, claps and buckles have a wide variety of uses. You have everything from delicate fasteners for your cape to more robust belt buckles. 

 

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Heart brooch

Bunad silver Heart brooch
Other names for a Heart brooch are "Maria brooch" or "Crown brooch". These brooches symbolize Virgin Mary's  pure love, which was crowned with luck. Because of this, the heart brooch is used as a love symbol on the Bunad.

 

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Horn rings

Bunad silver Horn rings
The Horn rings have their name after the horns on each side of the horn pin. They are supposed to look like ox horns, a very masculine symbol. Earlier this was strictly a male brooch. Now both men and women use it.

 

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Hair accessories

Bunad silver Hair accessories
Hair accessories might not be the first thing you think of when you choose your Bunad silver, but why not use a brooch for your hair too? It is common to arrange your hair for great occasions.

 

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Buttons

Bunad silver Buttons
You will find buttons in a wide variety. Everything from the "hobo" button (fanteknappen) to the more complex Holland buttons.  

 

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Knee and vest buckles

Bunad silver Knee and vest buckles
These buckles have a purely practical function. They tighten the breeches over the stockings by the knee, and they tighten the back of the vest.

 

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Ripple rings

Bunad silver Ripple rings
These rings are often called neck rings because they are used to hold the neck collar together. The silversmiths on the other hand refer to this brooch as a ripple ring. The ripple ring can replace the Neck pin. 

 

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Eyelet chain

Bunad silver Eyelet chain
A lot of types of Bunad use eyelet chains. It is threaded through the eyelets approximately the same way you would thread a shoelace, and then tightened.

 

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Eyelets

Bunad silver Eyelets
An eyelet in this setting is an ornamental piece that looks great and functions as something to thread the eyelet chain through.  All the prices are for a pair. 

 

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Shawl attachments

Bunad silver Shawl attachments
Ask yourself; why not just tie the shawl? The answer is; if you did that, a lot of the brooches would be covered up. Since the brooches was so important for showing of your status and riches, it would be stupid to cover it up! 

 

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Dish brooches

Bunad silver Dish brooches
Small dishes hanging from the brooch was a common symbol for a girls virginity. Dish brooches were often used as engagement gifts. The more dishes the brooch had, the more the boy appreciated his virgin.

 

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Tightening band, eyelet band

Bunad silver Tightening band, eyelet band
The eyelet-band is sown on to the vest. Then the tightening band is threaded through it like a shoelace. That way you will fasten the vest and tighten and lift whatever needs tightening and lifting.

 

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Serpent brooches

Bunad silver Serpent brooches
In Telemark it was a tradition that girls used the Serpent brooch. When she got married she was given a Bol brooch. The Serpent brooch was then moved down from its top position on the chest, and the Bol brooch would take its place.

 

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Silver belt / Plaque belt

Bunad silver Silver belt / Plaque belt
In the old days some Bunads used the plaque belt as a sign that the wearer was married. These belts consist of a leather or fabric belt with plaques and a belt buckle. If you prefer it we can assemble the belt for you.

 

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Accessories

Bunad silver Accessories
Here you will find everything that can (but not necessarily) be used for your Bunad. There is 17. of May ribbons, belts, Chain for the Beltestakk, Bridal crowns, Arm ring, Suspender buckles etc.

 

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Purse clasps

Bunad silver Purse clasps
The purse clasp was traditionally sand cast brass, and sometimes gilded or silvered. They also exist in pure silver and some other variations. 

 

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Earrings

Bunad silver Earrings
Some say that earrings do not belong on a Bunad. Strictly speaking this is correct. Back then, earrings were totally useless since the ears were covered. Today many skip the headgear and use earrings insted.

 

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Lady of the house key

Bunad silver Lady of the house key
Husfruen was responsible for both food, clothing and household goods. That's why she had a key in her belt. Obtaining the wife of the house key from either mother or mother-in-law was an honor, and it meant that she now had power.

 

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Umbrellas

Bunad silver Umbrellas
The umbrella is no part of the Bunad, but when it rains, it's nice to have an umbrella that fits the style of the day!

 

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Knives

Bunad silver Knives
In the old days, the Bunad knife was a food tool. Today it is only to Bunad and party costume that we are allowed to carry the knife in public place. In earlier times, the knife was an important heirloom that passed into inheritance through many generations.

 

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Watch chain and timepieces

Bunad silver Watch chain and timepieces
A gorgeous pocket watch with chain are nice Accessories to the Bunad. You can choose between mechanical clockwork, or a battery driven clockwork. 

 

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