14 Oct 2016

Christmas - sooner than you think...

Look around... It is coming and you can already see the signs! 
These lights are in our home town Lahti.

Rautatienkadun jouluvalot, Lahti

If you wish to give something very special for Christmas for your horse loving loved one 
or a good friend, it´s about the time to start giving it a serious thought.

The closer the Christmas season comes, the busier is our goldsmith.
You have to be prepared for the six weeks delivery time...




"The most meaningful jewellery I ever had
- or will ever have."



"Every time I looked at it I started crying. I was so happy.
That went on for three days..."



Bracelet Armana and ring Cassiopeia

"Our daughter was the best gift, but the ring with my mare´s hair was the second best.
I think I have the most loving and caring
husband in the world. "

What do you think, would one of these items be the best 
Christmas present ever? 

We bet it would - or any other jewellery from
the original nannasalmi collection made with the receiver´s
own horse´s hair.

Enquieries and orders by email
minna.maattanen@nannasalmi.com



12 Oct 2016

Stirrups - useful and beautiful!

Stirrup is one of the most significant invention in the history of warfare, almost as significant as gunpowder. After chariot and saddle it´s the third revolutionary step in the range of equestrian equipment. It gives a rider a great stability, a rider using stirrups is less likely
to fall and is more free to use hands.

Stirrups are relatively late invention considering that horses were domesticated in approximately 4500 B.C.E. The earliest known saddle-like equipment were fringed cloths or pads with breast pads and cruppers used by Assyrian cavalry around 700 B.C.E. The earliest manifestation of the stirrup was a toe loop that held the big toe and was used in India late in the second century B.C.E though may have appeared as early as 500 B.C.E.

- Source Wikipedia -


Lady's Stirrup, late 18th-19th century, Brooklyn Museum

Well, those lady´s stirrups definitely look wonderful, but can´t help thinking how would they be to handle and clean after some hours riding on the muddy roads and fields!

A modern stirrup looks very different.

It´s simple and practical.

The form is classic and recognizable and very popular in all kind of equestrian related design: jewellery, textile prints, home decoration products etc.

Of course we wanted to have this beautiful form in the collection, too. First there were the earrings 'Ibere'.

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The horsehair ribbon, 3 mm wide, is woven 
and the metal parts are made of silver, gold or white gold. 

The height of an earring is ca. 32 mm, width of the stirrup 14 mm.

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Some time ago we thought that the earrings need a matching bracelet.

The bracelet is called 'Riamon'. 

The woven ribbon is 6 mm wide, 
 and of course, woven of your own horse´s tail hair.

These jewelleries are perfect for showing your love to your
favorite hobby - and your horse.

Enquieries and orders by email
minna.maattanen@nannasalmi.com



10 Oct 2016

Nino des Buissonnet, Corbiniani, Cobin and Dark

We have had an honor to work with hair donated by many gorgeous
horses. Here are four of them:


Nino des Buissonnet donated tail hair for the bracelet 'Faune'


 Corbiniani donated tail hair for the bracelet 'Faune' 


the original collection by Nanna salmi

Cobin and Dark donated hair for Quentin Judge´s cufflinks 'Polo'


The thing is: you don´t have to be a world famous rider. Your horse doesn´t have to be world famous either! You two are very special and a world to each others.

Keep your dearest one next to you all the time and forever - have something beautiful and unique made with the tail hair.

Enquieries and orders by email
minna.maattanen@nannasalmi.com

Custom made, hand crafted in Finland.
The original idea and design by Nanna Salmi.

Please, pay attention:
The nannasalmi collection is not marketed under any other
trade mart or brand name.