Viking and Celtic Jewelry

Penannulars

The penannular style of brooch goes back many centuries, if not millennia. It was in widespread use from the bronze age through the medieval period, and beyond.

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Silver Orkney Islands Brooch
#B26s; This is a magnificent silver version of the famous Orkney Islands Brooch. It's cast in sterling silver and set with garnets. The pin is about 4 1/4" long, and the brooch is a bit under 3' in diameter. $175. (One in Stock)

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Sea Dragon Brooch
#B16; adapted from an 8th century pattern found in the Shetland Islands (St.Ninian's Isle, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands, Scotland). It's about 2 5/8" across, 3" high, and the pin is about 3 3/4" long.
Cast in bronze with green malacite eyes it is $60. (One in stock, the one in the image.)

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Three Stone Sea Dragon Brooch
#B17 is another version, more elaborate and a little closer to the original. It's about 2 3/4" across and the pin is about 4 1/4" long.
In bronze with green Irish Agate eyes (shown), the price is $65.
in silver with your choice of lapis or garnet eyes it is $175.

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Greb Brooch
#1210; This one is just slightly larger, but still mostly for decoration. It's about 1 5/8" across and has a stylized bird.
In silver it is $50,
in bronze, $20.

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Cat Brooch
#1211; Here's a stylized celtic cat. It's about 1 5/8" across.
In silver it is $50,
in bronze, $20.

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Peacock Brooch
#1212; Similar, with a highly stylized peacock. It's about 1 5/8" across.
In silver it is $50,
in bronze, $20.

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Stag Brooch
#1213; And once more with a Stag motif. It's about 1 5/8" across.
In silver it is $50
in bronze, $20. Out of Stock

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Chatelaine Brooch
#5153; Styled after Viking brooches of the 9th and 10th Centuries, the loops could function as a place to hang small objects such as needle cases, beads, etc. It's a bit over 2" tall. .
In silver it is $100,
in bronze, $35.

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Birka Brooch

Birka Brooch; This is a plainer style that was very common in the Viking period. It is well documented and widely found. It's very similar to an original Viking Age brooch in my collection. It's only about 1 1/8" wide. Imported from Sweden.
The price in bronze is $15,
the price in silver is $40. Price reduction, $30


Ordering

Shipping and handling is $6 per order (not per item) anywhere in the US. Standard shipping is by Priority Mail, so please give me your mailing address, not your UPS address. The $6 doesn't actually cover the cost in many cases, but it's easy to calculate, and is my way of saying "thank you".

Orders in New York State require sales tax. If you don't know the sales tax in your county, I can calculate it for you, but you should expect it to be added. This applies only to orders shipped to addresses within New York State.

I'm sorry, U.S. orders only please.

Most folks use a credit card and the encrypted secure order form. If you prefer, you can FAX your order to 716-731-3715. I'll need the type of card (Discover, Visa, or Master Charge), card number and expiration date. Of course I'll also need to know what you are buying, and where to send it. Please include your e-mail address.

If you don't have a FAX, you can call 716-731-3715. If your timing is good, you can just speak to me and give me the order. If I'm not in the office it will default to the FAX machine. No collect calls.

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PO Box 326
Sanborn, NY 14132

The Postal Snail may be slow, but he's faithful and discreet. Checks may be held for clearance, so if you're in a hurry, use a money order.

Everything on the page should be on hand and ready to ship. However some items may be short supply, so if you are ordering by mail, you might want to e-mail first so that I can hold your item (ragnar@ragweedforge.com).


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