- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique accents
- About 1-1/2 inch x 1-1/2 inch measured in its hung position (37 x 37mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (46cm), with spring ring closure
- Item number: wh499
Here is a large, dramatic necklace designed around the enigmatic* Valknut symbol.
The familiar three interlocking triangles are framed by a handsome border decorated with a repeating Celtic knot pattern. The border is given a darkened antique effect to make the knots stand out for dramatic effect.
*'Valknut' is a modern word that derives from Old Norse terms meaning 'knot of slain warriors.' There is no real consensus among archaeologists about the Valknut symbol's original meaning or purpose, but it has been found on ancient runestones, jewelry, beds, tapestries, and numerous other artifacts.
It's usually associated with death, the underworld, and the Germanic god Odin and is often used as a symbol of honor, bravery, dedication and sacrifice.