The Importance of Jewelry in Viking Culture
We are guilty of viewing the Vikings as bloodthirsty killers and their lust for carnage is certainly not overstated. As well as being warriors, Vikings were also skilled craftsmen and traders. You may also not be aware of the fact that the Vikings also took a great deal of pride in their appearance despite some biased contemporary reports to the contrary. At Wood Quay, combs were found amongst the artefacts suggesting that personal grooming was very much part of the Viking way of life! Another important aspect of Viking life was jewelry as it was a representation of status, wealth and power.
Viking Tradition Appreciation
Until the 1960s, we had no idea that Dublin was once a Viking stronghold and it wasn’t until 1974 that the full extent of Viking influence was known. The massive excavation that ensued found an incredible amount of artefacts more than 1000 years old. The archaeological team was stunned by the sheer beauty of the Viking jewelry they discovered and now, we can use modern techniques to offer you designs based on the original jewelry found at Wood Quay. We hope you enjoy our collection and share our appreciation of Viking craftsmanship.