The Vikings age has ended around the millennium ago. However, they are still capturing our attention today. As a result – from many cartoons up to fancy dress outfits.
What was in the past…
Vikings were well-known, influential and fearless warriors who did not look like any other tribe. Vikings were real fighters, brave and active people, who had their customs and traditions. One of the main Vikings heritages was their jewelry and how they used it.
Their jewelry not only served to “improve” their appearance but was also a demonstration of their family wealth and status in society. As a rule, Nordic jewelry was of simple shapes and designs. It corresponded to a specific weight system so that it was easy to determine the cost of silver. Sometimes Vikings cut their jewelry in half or into unequal parts to pay for a service or item. At that time, jewelry was the most frequently made of silver. However, there were the other materials (wood, glass, amber gold, animals’ bones, etc.) used to create different accessories (the choice of material depends on the wearer and the purpose). The most popular Viking symbols were different rings, necklaces, pins,and bracelets. Various pendants were also very common at the Viking age. The main Viking jewelries were pagan and Christian amulets. Thor’s Hammer was the most popular Viking symbol.
… and what is now
Although the period of the Vikings era was ten centuries ago (793—1066), their history impresses everyone today. Many people use the Vikings jewelry as protective amulets. Viking jewelry was used to transmit the inner world of its owner. There were different designs of accessories, including images of plants, animals, leaves, etc. Viking products also covered the pictures of ancient legends, myths, heroes, and different religious rituals.
Today, there are numerous stores, selling replicas of Vikings’ accessories, clothes, shoes, etc. However, a few of them guarantee the quality of their products. At our Viking Style online store, you can find a wide assortment of Viking jewelry depicting abstract and geometric patterns, images of animals, plants and mythology.
We offer a wide assortment of top-quality Viking jewelry. Whether you are searching for Viking cross, ring, pendant, pin or the other Nordic jewelry, Viking Style is ready to assist.