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Collection: viking jewelry

 

viking jewelry

At Drakka Viking Shields, we believe that viking jewelry is unique in its own way and this is why we also offer a collection on our website. Viking jewelry has a rich and long history dating back over 1,200 years. In the Viking era, jewelry played an important role in their lives, and most pieces had deep and profound meanings for them. As with wedding rings, arm rings, necklaces, brooches, and rings had much more meaning than just being ornaments.

They were symbols of status, community, family, tribe, loyalty, manhood, and love. Additionally, they were worn to obtain the protection and blessing of the Norse gods. Is there anything more powerful and meaningful to a Viking woman or man? 

Recent excavations of burial mounds, graveyards, bogs, marshes and ancient Viking villages have revealed that the people who lived there were much more than raiders and pirates. They had an incredibly well-organized society and an unexpectedly diverse culture. It may sound unbelievable, but the wood and metal industries were quite advanced during the Viking Age. Men and women of that time were known for their fine jewelry creations and traded them widely. In addition to rings, pendants, brooches, necklaces, and Viking bracelets, they also made ornamental objects and other Viking jewelry. 

Viking jewelry served as a means of self-expression and alliance, just as it does in many cultures today. Its purpose was to depict the strength of the wearer, as in the case of a Thor's hammer pendant, which represents both protection from the god and its thunderous power. The Viking jewelry reflected their commitment to their gods, beliefs, and heritage. The various Viking symbols were not only found on jewelry, but also on stones, ships, weapons, and more.

Where can I find viking jewellery men's?

Drakka Viking Shields offer a large range of men´s and women's viking jewelry, from rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. Contact us at info@drakkavikingshiels.com if you can´t find what you are looking for.

What are some interesting facts about viking jewellery history?

Viking ornaments were historically simple, but evolved over time. They became more sophisticated and delicate as viking raiders were becoming more established, and wealthier. In addition to adding a touch of glamor to their dark world, Viking jewelry was also used as a form of currency for trading. 

Is Silver viking jewelry hard to wear?

viking jewelry

Viking jewelry can be worn with pretty much any outfit as they remain usually quite discreet. Their history and meaning are what give them their real value. We, at Drakka Viking Shields would recommend wearing them with black, grey, or white outfits predominantly for the metallic silver to stand out more. 

What is authentic Viking jewellery?

Vikings raiders, men and women would mostly wear rings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets, usually carrying a war or god-related meaning.