This stunning Thor's hammer pendant is a replica of one from the Viking period that was found in Skane, Sweden. The hammer and dragon heads on the chain are cast from pewter and the knitted chain and hanging loop are both stainless steel.
The stone is made from glass, which was a rare material 1000 years ago and was often used in jewellery because of its expensive nature. The stone at its centre is available in green, blue or red.
The chain is made of stainless steel using the trichinopoly method, also known as 'viking knit'. While it is not as flexible as a true chain composed of separate links, it is strong and comfortable to wear. The technique was used in the Viking age for suspension chains and necklaces. The pewter dragon heads are based on a pair found in Norway and are in the Urnes style of the 11th Century.
The total length of the chain is approx. 74cm. The whole piece weighs approx. 88g.
Pendant Dimensions: 44 mm x 50 mm