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Jewelry

Jewelry

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 (36)

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)

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 wrapped editedWinigas 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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