We discovered three bronze bracelets at an international auction of antiquities. Each was hand-made, hand-stamped with rich patterned designs. The bracelets were 1,000 year old Viking originals found east of Finland in the shallow waters of Lake Lagoda, Europe’s largest lake. They were remarkably well preserved.
We acquired the bracelets and set about reproducing them. With some minor restoration we preserved the detailed patterns, while at the same time kept the aged and rustic appeal of the original. We currently offer each bracelet in sterling silver or 14K yellow gold.
We later came back and adapted one of the bracelets patterns to a wedding ring. The center panel has crossed skis, then to the right a slender evergreen tree pattern, then another crossed ski panel, one panel has a snowflake. The bronze bracelet shown below is the 1,000 year old Viking original.
The ring like the original bracelet has a rustic look
as one might expect after 1,000 years.
Around 1,000A.D. Vikings became Christianized and expanded throughout Europe and beyond, establishing a vast trading network. Lake Lagoda was one of the pathways leading to the deeply forested interior of Europe and many of the important Viking trade centers. The original 1,000 year old Cross Country Ski Bracelet is on display in our store. If you ask we’ll even let you hold his ancient artifact.
Each ring has a plain section for easy sizing adjustments.
An antiquing has been added to the silver version. This gives the ring a time-worn aged appearance. The gold version does not have this antiquing, but with wear and time the recessed areas will darken.
Comfort Contour Fit
In crafting this ring comfort was essential. Each ring has a smooth slightly rounded interior for all-day comfort.
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Purchases over $1,000 are shipped free overnight. A signature is required on delivery.
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Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
Any purchases you make in January or February 2021 we are extending our Cross return date to the first day of spring, March 20, 2021, or 30 days beyond your purchase date, whichever is longer.
Typically we size the ring before we ship. Due to present world conditions please allow two weeks for ring sizing. If you would like the ring to arrive sooner for presentation, select in the finger size selection box, “No Sizing Yet, Ship Right Away”. Our women's rings are generally between a size 6 and 7, most are a 6.5 to start. This is the average size for women. If the finger size you want is not listed as an option please give us a call. If you have time and want to get the fit as close as possible in the beginning you can request our free finger measuring kit. Your free kit will arrive in 3-7 business days.
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