This amulet ring pendant has been inspired by the Viking temple in Gamla Uppsala in Sweden. The temple was a center of worship for three Viking gods, who are each represented in this hand forged pure iron amulet. The hammer, known as Mjolnir, represents the god Thor, the spearhead, Gungir, is a symbol of Odin and the sickle stands for Frey.
Each pendant is individually hand forged. There may be small differences to the pendant imaged.
Height: 2 & 1/2 inches / 6.5 cm
Width: 1 & 1/4 inches / 3 cm
Length of adjustable cord: 26 inches / 65 cm
Materials: Pure Iron. 1.5 mm round brown leather cord.
Surface: Traditionally Oil quenched black, protected by a beeswax polish
Status: Read to Ship. Presented in a hand made gift box.
Who is it for?
This is a large pendant and the miniature sickle and spear head are sharper than usual. I would recommend not wearing it whilst doing sports. I have made the amulets as blunt as possible, but there is only so much I can do with miniatures without losing definition on what the item represents.
Unsuitable for children
The temple of Uppsala in Sweden was described by Adam of Bremen in the 11th century. Within it he witnessed three statues for the Viking gods Odin/Wodan (Wednesday), Thor (Thursday) and Frey (Friday). The post holes of the old temple can still be found under the church at Gamla Uppsala.
This amulet ring has been inspired by the numerous iron amulet rings found all around Sweden from the Viking age. Most rings are much larger and contain tens of iron amulets, mostly hammers, shears, rings and discs. This amulet ring is not an exact replica of any find, but a modern interpretation paying homage to the Old Gods in new metal.
About Pure Iron
Taitaya Forge use 99.8% pure iron in our jewellery, manufactured and processed in the UK. Despite the higher cost and the extra work we have to do in processing the raw material to a more jeweller friendly size, we felt that the investment was worth it. Pure iron is more resistant to corrosion (rust).
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