The story of Viking jewelry design

The story of Viking jewelry design

/ Post by Shuang Chen
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In the Viking era, jewelry and trinkets were important aspects of Viking life. They symbolize the membership of the tribe, are used to endow combat ability, and are a way to display status and wealth. It is used in daily life, from work to hunting, even fighting and war. Jewelry is used as a badge of pride for Vikings.

Jewelry symbolizing wealth and status

Vikings with wealth and social status are willing to display themselves with exquisite jewelry or give gifts to relatives and friends. Very common design elements include geometric patterns, animals and plants, and religious symbols, such as snake, Odin's wolf, tree of life, and Thor's hammer. The most common jewelry are brooches (see the right shoulder of Iver below), armbands and rings. The early Vikings did not wear earrings. They also began to make and wear earrings after they learned a lot in the siege of Luchi.

Origin - Where did the Vikings come from?

 

The origin of Vikings comes from names. In the ancient Norse language, the Viking language, "Vik" means the bay or entrance. Vik is the root of Viking, which basically means pirates. Vikings are believed to come from Scandinavia and are the forerunners of Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. Although not all people from the region are Vikings.

What jewelry do Vikings wear?

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They love jewelry more than anything else and are often dazzled from head to toe. Silver and bronze are their favorite metals. Viking society has a strict hierarchy. Social status and status have a great influence on what kind of jewelry people wear. Women prefer bronze brooches and armbands. However, earrings are not so popular.

The design concept is unique in Viking culture. Rune letters, the tree of life, hammers, triangles and horns are at the forefront of the trend in Viking culture, and have different mysterious attributes in Nordic mythology. Some animals are also part of their jewelry design.

 

All these elements are widely used by many modern jewelry companies, and our jewelry is also focused on the amulet jewelry of Nordic mythology.

 

What materials do Vikings like to use?

 

Unusually, in the Middle Ages, Viking jewelry had a strong preference for silver. Gold and silver must come from Viking attacks and conquest or trade, because Scandinavia has no natural deposits of these metals. Today, Viking jewelry has expanded to include bronze, glass and brass. Silk and embossing are the two main methods of Viking jewelry. In the early stage, they were made from natural and animal patterns. In the later stage, Viking jewelry also featured simple geometric patterns. They also wear beads made of precious stones and rocks, but not in combination with silver.

 

Due to the technical limitations at that time, jewelry is likely to be made of silver, bronze or even gold. Collect precious metals from all parts of Europe by plundering or trading. At the same time, there are also precious stones such as nummstone in their jewelry design.

 

Jewelry made of silver, copper, gold and amber has been unearthed in Viking cemeteries across Europe. Among them, silver and copper are the most common. Craftsmen use dewaxing casting technology to process them into various shapes. People who are not rich wear animal horns, bones and iron ornaments. Surprisingly, Vikings have mastered the glass making method, and multicolor glass beads have become popular among women.

 

Why do Vikings like to wear jewelry?

 

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The jewelry of Vikings is not only an accessory, but also an identity of their tribe. A man's status, occupation and even family can be seen from the jewelry he wears. Viking women need jewelry to pin their clothes together, and few people may see without some small ornaments.

 

For leaders and chiefs, the jewelry they wear is more to show wealth and strength. They wear more meaningful clothes, which are said to reflect bravery, strength and nobility. Tribal leaders' gifts are important gifts, symbolizing strong relationships.

 

Nordic religion is a polytheism, with many gods on many different occasions. These various gods are also displayed in their jewelry, as well as the afflatus in their daily life, animals and nature.

 

The meaning of Viking bracelet

Among the numerous Viking jewelry, such as bracelets, rings, earrings, bracelets are the only rising in the Viking jewelry world. At that time, the bracelet was not only an accessory in the box. It is an idol and a kind of visualization. It is a symbol to distinguish a person who has achieved special, unique and tenacious glory from others.

 

Among all types of Viking jewelry, bracelets are unique and represent the rising people. It is a symbol of a person's special or glorious achievements, which distinguishes them from others.

 

In other cases, the meaning of Viking bracelet depends on the design. It is believed that different elements and symbols endow the wearer with specific strength, especially for soldiers in combat and raids. The use of runic letters originated from the white Nordic magic. It usually brings protection and blessing in battle. Mjolnir or Thor's Hammer are also symbols of strength and protection as amulets. Various bracelets give various properties, but they also have some common points. This is to ensure that the wearer returns from battle after battle.

 

In our current difficult times, wearing Viking jewelry with powerful mysterious protection can inject powerful Nordic white magic into you and resist evil and negative emotions. This will ensure our safe return to our families.

 

The trend of Viking jewelry in the world

 

 

Luckacco Jewelry Store is deeply influenced by the Viking and Nordic culture and the spiritualism behind the Viking story, and aims to share modern amulet jewelry with the world. From our necklace to bracelet, the design of Luckacco embodies the legendary adventure and exploration spirit of Vikings. Combine Swedish inspiration, runic letters and Bali silver technology to present a unique design style for your jewelry. The masculine, rugged and avantgarde pieces remind people of the Viking era in the past.

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