This premium Viking armring based on a find from Lye, Gotland is destined to grab the attention of everyone beholding it.
The massive, prominent piece has been wholly handmade according to ancient Viking silversmithing techniques with scrupulous attention to details. With so many different components, it is a very complicated process that takes a week's worth of work and absolute top level craftmanship to finalize. Several thick wires are forged tightly together with thinner filigree wires to create a tightly woven piece that ends in dragon heads from Gotland. As the number of wires used increase, so does the difficulty level and there isn’t room for a single mistake during the silversmithing process. Few have the skill to craft them, which makes complicated armrings like this quite rare.
The original find thickened in the centre. For the thicker variant, visit this product page: Thick Gotland Armring
Link to original find: Swedish History Museum
An armring like this would have belonged to a powerful chieftain, a wealthy merchant or a successful raider, bestowing the same admiration as wearing an expensive Rolex watch in today's world.