“Yesterday is never over. Yesterday endures forever.”
Northern European Viking history dates from about the 8th century. They were a fierce people who made the most of their large shallow draft longboats to sail long distances up the rivers of England and Europe to attack and plunder. They pillaged far and wide, and, as a result, carried off the adornment materials of many cultures, including Islamic, northern and southern European, as well as Mediterranean.
On a six week dig at Roskilde in Denmark, we came across a small hidden stash of Viking jewelry. Among the superb pieces we found were a number of Celtic earrings that incorporated beads made from mammoth ivory.
Our 12th Century Viking earrings are about as close as we can come to those earrings. From a Sterling Silver Celtic knot hang two graduated light-colored, 3 and 6 mm 15,000 year old Fossil Mammoth Ivory beads. A simple pair of earrings that allows you to display a Celtic heritage.
Available in Sterling Silver French earwires.
1 ˝ inch high, 1/4 inch wide.