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VIKING NECKLACES COLLECTION

Here you will find our full range of Viking Necklaces and Pendants. Viking necklaces, usually referred to as amulets, are not merely for aesthetic appearance.

They represent a self-affirmation and a belief that is valued.

Norse necklaces were worn for centuries by the Scandinavian populations, but not exclusively. A few of our Nordic necklaces feature a Celtic connotation.

Either way, a Viking necklace is an item that holds power and protection to its bearer. Be it in an ancient or contemporary style, each necklace has been shaped by time and history.

History of Viking Necklaces

Viking necklaces were crafted from a range of materials, including metals like silver, gold, and bronze. Natural fibers and wire of various lengths and diameters were also utilized.

Pendants consisting of glass beads, jewels, resin, Baltic amber (from the Baltic Sea), and small metal charms are typically used with necklaces. Glass, on the other hand, was the most frequent material for necklace pendants, and it was mass-produced for this reason. Pendants on necklaces were frequently souvenirs, presents, or religious symbols from the Nordic countries that had meaning for the wearer.

Vikings wore neck rings on occasion in addition to necklaces. The neck rings discovered around Europe were made of silver, bronze, or gold, and the majority were discovered in coal mines rather than tombs, indicating that they were composed of silver, bronze, or gold.

The Mjolnir, or Thor's hammer, the Valknut, and the Yggdrasil, or tree of life, were the most common Viking necklace pendants.

The Thor's hammer pendant appears to be the most commonly worn of all of them. Miniature weapons like axes and arrowheads, perforated coins, and crosses are other examples, although they've only been discovered in a few tombs, implying that they weren't worn very often.

You might argue why a pagan people would wear crosses, but Christian missionaries were still converting Vikings in small numbers during the Viking era, and as a result, some Norsemen joined this new faith, resulting in a hybrid belief system.