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Jewelry (96)

Many of the jewelry offerings are cast and finished in our shop.  Others are made by individuals who create reproductions of period pieces or items inspired by items found in historical Scandinavian and other Viking Age & Medieval sites.


The jewelry we offer is made from one or more of the following metals:

 Sterling Silver - An alloy of least .925 silver & .075 copper

 German Silver - A silver look alike nickel alloy, very slow to tarnish

 Copper - Pure copper

 Brass - Generic brass or 'merlin's gold', a high zinc copper alloy that looks and acts like 14K gold

 Bronze - An alloy of copper & tin whose use dates from the bronze age and is the most common jewelry metal used during the Viking Age and early Medieval period

 

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Brooches

Brooches (34)

Where possible, we include where the original artifact is located, where it was found and the estimated time period it was inn use. Some of our products are interpretations of original designs that maintain the esthetic of a time and place in history. In either case we hope you enjoy what you see. 

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Pendants

Pendants (49)

Where possible, we include where the original artifact is located, where it was found and the estimated time period it was in use. Some of our products are interpretations of original designs that maintain the esthetic of a time and place in history. In either case we hope you enjoy what you see.

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Keys - Viking Age and Early Medieval

Keys - Viking Age and Early Medieval (5)

key stair step The head of household, usually a woman, usually carried a key to the important storage rooms and boxes. Travel and trading could be dangerous and the sea is   unforgiving. If the men of the farmstead were away someone had to manage the household, especially if the men died. The giving of a key to the wife became part of the wedding ceremony signifying both the husband's trust and her obligation.

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Legwrap or Winigas Hooks

Legwrap or Winigas Hooks (8)

Winigas or Leg Wraps were worn by many northern European men. Recently they have become a symbol of the Viking Age. A pin, a hook, a leather or woven strap can be used to secure the top of the winigas and prevent that bane of all well dressed re-enactor men, "The Saggys". We offer hooks, small brooches, as seen in the photo, and small Rus and Medieval buckles. 

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Clasps

Clasps (0)

During the Vendel and Viking periods the didn't use buttons to hold their garments closed. The earliest clasps were wood or bone. As bronze became available rings with a ring at the top became popular and was the most common Viking Age cloak fastener found in Dublin and York. Annular and penannular brooches became popular in later in the period.

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Roll tip panannular brooches were found across pretty much all of Scandinavia. This smaller size brooch was used to close openings in garments before there…
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Roll Tip penannular brooches were found across Scandinavia. This brooch is much lighter weight than others of this size. The pin works well in medium…
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Penannular brooches with rolled tips were popular in the Baltic region and appear in grave find artifacts throughout the region. As many as 13 to…
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Penannular brooches like these, though rare, were found on the island of Gotland. This island and international trade site in middle of Baltic Sea has…
A simple penannular brooch with Celtic knotwork tips. This style is reminiscent of Irish inspired design traditions. No pedigree for this brooch, but it looks…
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This semi-annular brooch has a highly stylized animal head decoration representative of how animal images were represented in Islamic culture. This piece is slightly wider than…
This 'semi-annular' brooch was found a grave site at Laivai Lithuania ~760 - 980. The town was located on a river trade route between Coronian…
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Replica of a penannular brooch found at Laivai Lithuania. The original artifact didn't have a complete pin, so I chose a common pin style from…
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A sturdy basic cloak pin or kilt pin, this design was popular across Scaninavia and Scotland  up to the 1800s. 50mm or 2" diameter   Bronze
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Examples of this style of penannular brooch were found on Gotland and the eastern Baltic area as grave goods ~760-950. The original brooch didn't have…
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Replica of a penannular brooch found at Laivai Lithuania. The original artifact didn't have a complete pin, so I chose a relatively common style from…
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Examples of this style of penannular brooch were found on Gotland and the eastern Baltic area at Laivai Lithuania as grave goods ca 760-950.The original…
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These Late Vendel Period ‘Tortoise’ Brooches are transitional between Vendel and Viking Age designs with documentation designated 'Ribe Type 5', ~700-800 AD. Only molds of…
Vendel Period Oval Brooch ~7th CThe earliest oval brooches were little more than oval domes. This brooch represents the next step in brooch development where…
Some people claim this is Odin's horse Schlepnir. The brooch is dated to 600-800 and was found at Veggerslev on Djursland in Denmark. Germanic Iron Age, Original in…
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This type of fibula featured a hinged closure pin. Fibulae were a common type of garment closure for the Romans. It is likely the design…
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It should be easy enough to understand why this design of fibula or brooch is called a trumpet brooch. These are reproductions of 1st century…
Fibulae were the safety pins of the day for the Romans. It is likely they were brought from Byzantium (the eastern Roman Empire) to eastern…
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These Celtic Spring Pin brooches served the same function as safety pins to close the openings in clothing that should not be open -- except…
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Celtic Spring Pin Brooch was used to close openings in clothing that shouldn't be open - or would be a lot more comfortable if it…
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An animal-shaped brooch called a fibula, as seen from above the animal. Germanic Iron Age, ca 600-800. Found at Olsker on Bornholm, Denmark.                   1 7/8" x…
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Midgaard Serpant Brooch – this represents the Midgaard Serpant that is wrapped around the roots of the World Tree, Yggdrasil. As it gnaws away the…
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Two ravens of Odin hold an Oath Ring. These classic symbols embody the core values of the Viking Age. Swearing an oath is a sacred committment…
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Jewelry was a very important marker of social status, and most prosperous women probably wore some conspicuous pieces whenever outside the home. Men were often…
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This style of hammer was found at Mandemark on the Island of Man. This one of the many creations based on this style. The original…
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Jewelry was a very important marker of social status, and most prosperous women probably wore some conspicuous pieces whenever outside the home. Men were often…
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Originally used as a closure for clothing before buttons and button holes, annular brooches provide a decorative feature to any outfit whether ancient, modern or…
Jewelry was a very important marker of social status, and most prosperous women probably wore some conspicuous pieces whenever outside the home. Men were often…
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This is truly a tiny version of a Thor's Hammer. With this hammer you can wear a stealth hammer or make two of them into…
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Thor's Hammer with bindrune for inner strength and growth. Bind runes are formed of two (or rarely three) adjacent runes which are joined together to…
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Originally used as a closure for clothing before buttons and button holes, annular brooches provide a decorative feature to any outfit whether ancient, modern or…
Jewelry was a very important marker of social status, and most prosperous women probably wore some conspicuous pieces whenever outside the home. Men were often…
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Thor's Hammer with bindrune for inner strength and growth. Bind runes are formed of two (or rarely three) adjacent runes which are joined together to…
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Originally used as a closure for clothing before buttons and button holes, annular brooches provide a decorative feature to any outfit whether ancient, modern or…
Thor’s hammer found in Iceland, ca 900-1000. Some consider this a combination cross & hammer that was unique to Iceland as Christianity gained favor. Hammer…
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Thor’s hammer found in Iceland, ca 900-1000. The cross portion is a Sami style cross similar to ones found in an area settled by Sami people on Iceland during…
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Originally used as a closure for clothing before buttons and button holes, annular brooches provide a decorative feature to any outfit whether ancient, modern or…
Laurel Wreath Brooch is a symbol that historically represents excellence. Each piece is hand made and stamped in brass. As can be seen in the…
Thor’s hammer found in Iceland, ca 900-1000. Some consider this a combination cross & hammer that was unique to Iceland as Christianity gained favor. Hammer…
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Originally used as a closure for clothing before buttons and button holes, annular brooches provide a decorative feature to any outfit whether ancient, modern or…
Replica of a small bronze figure of Thor found near Akureyri in northern Iceland, ca 1000, where Sami people from northern Norway settled. Recent comparisons…
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Annular Brooch stamped with Scandinavian Style three-dot triangles. This small brooch can be worn to accent a scarf, as a piece of jewelry in its…
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Thor’s Hammer of silver and gold found in Östergötland and presently in the Swedish Historical Museum, Stockholm. 25mm W x 35mm H or 1" x…
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Thor's Hammer - a petite version of a traditional Thor's Hammer. With this hammer you can wear a stealth hammer or make two of them…
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Odin Masks of similar design have been found across Scandinavia from England to Russia. Our mask is based on a lead casting master for bronze…
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  Odin’s Raven pendant based on a buckle, found at Bejsebakken near Alborg Denmark, ca 600. The ravens Hugin & Munin flew out across the…
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 Odin's Eye - the original Bronze Age amulet was dated to 600-800 BC, long before the Viking Age. In recent times it has become known…
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A stylized Viking ship pendant, circa 1000 A.D., originally a brooch. Found in a gravesite ca 1000 at Lilevang, on the island of Bornholm, Denmark.…
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Ullr is the patron god of archers and skiers. The success of Norwegian mountain troops on skis formed the basis of the Winter Olympics Biathlon…
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The Glory Twig contains all the elements of the powerful Norse Runes. f u þ a r k g w h n i j ï…
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An endless knot superimposed onto a solar wheel of the four directions of the Viking compass. Nord, Sud, Ost & Vest on land or for…
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This bracttete was made in Scandinavia but was inspired by designs from the Frankish Empire. Worn about the neck, this coin was always available in…
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Heraldically called an armoring hammer, but if you familiar with geology you may recognize the tell-tale lines of a high quality Estwing geology hammer. Intended…
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Replica of one side of a coin struck in Hedeby Denmark ca 825, and found at Birka, Sweden representing a Viking warship with sweeping stern…
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Yggdrasil, The World Tree, with 9 leaves symbolizing the 9 levels of reality that include 3 in Asgaard, home of the Gods, 3 in Midgaard,…
The original artifact is reported to have been found in Norway, though I have not yet verified the location. 24mm W x 33mm H or…
Thor is one of the 'old' gods in that he historically predates Odin and the other warrior gods. Originally responsible for agricultural fertility, thunder, lightning,…
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Perun's Axes - Medium Modeled from a bronze artifact found near Novgorod ~10th C is the symbol of Slavic God Perun and analogous to Thor's…
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Perun's Axes - Large Modeled from a bronze artifact found near Novgorod ~10th C is the symbol of Slavic God Perun and analogous to Thor's…
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The Traveler's Charm was modeled from the Lillbjärs picture stone at Stenkyrka, Gotland, Sweden. The inscription is Frigga's blessing to her husband Odin "Unharmed go…
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Lion Pendant Strength, courage, intelligence, regal demeanor and all things lion-like. 23mm W x 27mm H or 7/8" x 1 1/16"   Bronze - also available…
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Replica of one side of a coin struck in Hedeby, circa 825 and found in Birka, Sweden. A typical Nordic coin face depicting a stag…
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Celtic Cross - Stone crosses of this type were erected as monuments in the 8th century, and possibly earlier. There is a popular legend that…
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This Thor's Hammer is based on one found at Laby, in the Uppland province of Sweden and is currently in the Swedish National Musuem in…
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The original Thor's Hammer for this reproduction was found at Laby, in the Uppland province of Sweden and is currently in the Swedish National Musuem…
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Thor's Hammer design with a wolf head forming the suspension loop. This appears to be a modern design but that doesn't mean documentation doesn't exist,…
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This small ‘Happy Viking’ may have fallen overboard and was found at the abandoned Viking Age Harbor, active for 400 years ~600-1000, at Frojel on…
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Lord of fertility, abundance and all peaceful pursuits he is also a great warrior and husband of Freya goddess of beauty.  This is a replica…
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Goddess of love, beauty, arts and fertility she wears the magical necklace Brisingamen and holds the messenger bird in this pose designed to match the…
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Wayland the Smith, also called Völundr in Old Norse, was both a legendary sword smith and maker of priceless works of art. This image is…
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Valknut Futhark The sign of Fate - alignment with the universal forces to achieve one's ultimate Destiny. Surrounded by the Futhark rune ring symbolizing the…
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The serpent eating its own tail is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. The serpent eats until it turns itself inside out.…
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This small ‘Happy Viking’ may have fallen overboard and was found at the abandoned Viking Age Harbor, active for 400 years ~600-1000, at Frojel on…
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Two-Sided Byzantine Pilgrim's Cross with Christ on one side and the Virgin Orans on the other. The Virgin Orans is a 12th C. Orthodox Christian…
The original Thor's Hammer was found in Skane County Sweden and is suspended on a large wire ring. The original is in the Swedish National…
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A Simple Thor’s hammer, ca 930, found at Cuerdale, Lancashire, England.     Bronze
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A modern interpretation of a Thor's Hammer using traditional Norse designs. 35mm W x 52mm H or 1 3/8" x 2"   Bronze
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Thor's Head Hammer with Knotwork, a modern design based traditional Norse designs. 32mm W x 38mm H or 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"   Bronze
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Modern Thor's Head hammer with knotwork which utilizes traditional Nordic designs. Bronze
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Sif, called Goldenhair - associated with the earth, marriage and family, fertility, wedlock and the wife of Thor. Her hair may rep-resent fields of golden…
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When Odin hung upside down from the world tree, his rune staves fell from their pouch to the ground beneath him. The pattern they formed…
Thor's Hammer found on Iceland, ca 900-1000. It is assumed this a combination cross & hammer unique to Iceland as Christianity gained favor. The original of this…
Copy of a key from the Swedish National Museum showing tines the working end that  match a pattern inside the lock. The key rotates the…
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Copy of a bronze key in the Swedish National Museum. This key was inserted in the lock and twisted. The design indicates it is from later…
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Copy of a key that slid the latch bolt open on a lock box. This is an early style of key that had its counterpart…
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Copy of a twist type key in the Swedish National Museum. Some keys were much more highly decorated but they were also rare. This style…
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Copy of a key from the Swedish National Museum with three bumps that matched the release pattern inside the lock. The key was twisted to…
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Sturdy winigas hooks that should stand up to fairly rough use. Bronze - Priced in Pairs
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A lighter weight hook for winigas or to support hosiery. Bronze - Priced in Pairs
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Based on a raven figure in the Danish National Museum, these definitely qualify as Viking Bling Silver - Priced as Pairs
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Based on a raven artefact in the Danish National Museum, the large hooks may be considered Viking Bling Bronze - Priced as Pairs
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This is the bronze version of the smaller raven hooks. These are low profile so they are fairly sturdy and should withstand some rough use.…
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This is the bronze version of the smaller raven hooks. These are low profile so they are fairly sturdy and should withstand some rough use.…
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These Celtic Spring Pin brooches served the same function as safety pins to close openings in clothing that should not be open or holding Winigas…
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This penannular Roll Tip brooch has a heavier cast triangular construction that is robust enough to serve as a winigas or leg wrap holder. 29mm…
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