Premium Thick Gotland Armring, Silver
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Product number: 3702
This premium Viking armring based on a find from Lye, Gotland is for true connoisseurs of Viking Age art, who appreciate historical authenticity and the tremendous work that goes into crafting a massive piece like this.
The extremely thick, 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 craftsmanship 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.
Link to original find: Swedish History Museum
- Inner circuit approx. 19 cm (7.5")
- Adjustable to 18.5 - 20 cm (7.3" - 7.9")
- Thickness of ring: 12.5 mm tapering to 9 mm near the terminals.
- Material Weave: Fine Silver 999
- Material Terminals: Sterling Silver 925
- Weight: 130 g
- Black velvet pouch included.
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.