Níðhöggr Dragon - Pendant
Níðhöggr, the Dragon of Immortality, grants to be victorious in hard times.
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This powerful talisman holds the key to our Nordic heir and is a vivid connection to the mysteries of our ancestors. After all the old Vikings were famous for the beauty of their craftsmanship and the skill of their magic and created many potent charms.
This talisman shall grant its wearer the ability to overcome difficulties, to be victorious even in hard times and to successfully endure problems: Níðhöggr, the Vikings snake of immortality, prospers in the dark underworld of Niflheim. There he lives together with many other snakes in the spring of Hvergelmir, which is located under the third root of the world tree.
This pendant is made of polished pewter. Pewter is a shiny, soft metal which is very malleable and has a good tarnish resistance - this piece of jewelry has been enhanced by polishing the pewter to give it an extra shine and glossiness. Artists and craftsmen used pewter quite early (dinnerware, sculptures, household articles, pewter figures, jewelry) and hence pewter jewelry has a long tradition.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic".
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Legacy of Magic" - this line up can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
We were always fascinated by pieces of jewelry designed according to historical artwork and magical and other old motifs are a main area of our jewelry collection until today. Nowadays we all are surrounded by designs and motifs from all over the world which we usually choose according to visual aspects without considering the original meaning and symbolism of the various depictions. For sure the beauty of the different designs and materials is a good reason for selecting them but the affinity to a special piece of jewelry or art craft can be enhanced if one knows its deeper meaning and its origin. For this reason we always placed value on the accurate representation and information explaining the various pieces of jewelry in our collection.
Since the beginning of mankind jewelry served several different purposes. Already before the invention of money it was for example used as a kind of currency, as a status symbol or as a valuable asset that even could be passed on to future generations. Many pieces of jewelry also had a functional purpose like it is the case with fastenings for clothes, safety pins and belt buckles. However, at a more spiritual level the jewelry also had a symbolic meaning, showed the affiliation to and the status in a social group, and was worn for the protection from evil or simply to show one's own taste.
Since jewelry is such a diverse cultural asset the meaning of a given piece can depend on the point of view and beliefs of its creator. For example many cultures developed pieces of jewelry showing to others whether its wearer is married or single: In our Western world these are the wedding rings while in African countries e.g. special bracelets or necklaces are worn for this purpose. Whether we are talking about weddings jewelry or talismans and amulets that were used for protection - often the decorations and materials determine the symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry.
Besides the various symbols and designs different cultures use for their pieces of jewelry also a variety of materials are deployed in jewelry production. At the beginning of mankind primarily pearls made of wood and bones and shells were crafted to pendants, since these rather soft materials could easily be processed and were readily available. Later on especially precious metals like gold and silver and various gems were used for valuable jewelry. Today the selection of materials available for the production of jewelry is especially large and various.
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l shows a unique combination of material and symbolism. This is the information about our website and this page if you want to point to it:
- Website: Our short desription is "Avalon's Treasury - Jewelry"
- Page: The overcoming of all problems is symbolized by Níðhöggr, the Dragon of Immortality.
We always try hard to add new jewelry designs to our range of products that are skillfully made and have a special meaning, because we want to offer our customers pieces of jewelry which are something special due to their symbolism and their beauty. Furthermore we try to take into consideration all cultures and epochs, so that everybody can find his quite unique piece of jewelry at our shop.