Vegvisir Norse Compass Silver Necklace
The Vegvísir Guides the Way Through the Storm
"...if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."The Vegvísir, or Norse compass, is an Icelandic magical stave, which, according to the Huld manuscript, protects one from losing their way in bad weather.The vikings used the word "hafvilla" or "bewildered" which means to have no sense of direction or be lost at sea. We created this pendant to help guide us through modern moments of hafvilla.
Encircling the Vegvísir is the runic transliteration of the Icelandic phrase, "Ég stoppar ekki Þegar Þreyttur, ég stoppar Þegar ég er búinn", which translates to, "I do not stop when tired, I stop when done."
The coin is struck with an incuse design, in which the letters are lowered rather than raised. This way the lettering will stay dark even if the coin is carried daily. The coin is double sided with the same design on both sides.
This Vegvísir Norse Compass Necklace is struck from solid 999 Fine Silver, measures 3.3 cm in diameter, and weighs about 12 grams. Includes a 30" leather cord. Coin artwork by Woody Maringer.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.
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Well crafted, beautiful. Everything I was looking for, honestly. And I had already purchased the bronze coin version.
I have been wearing the Vgvisir since I received it. Went on a 9 hour round trip trek with my brother in law. On the way back one of the tires on the truck almost fell off! We hobbled our way home safely. Prayed and held the Vegvisir the whole way :)
Bought this for my brother who is battling stage 4 stomach cancer. He loved it and the meaning was spot on. Thank you for again for the amazing pieces you and your company make.
lovely medallion. A good weight and well struck. Thank you!
Really, really happy with this purchase! it was a gift for my husband, and the only necklace I've ever seen him actually wear.The engraving is clear and stark on both sides and the craftsmanship is excellent.