Amazing Viking Jewellery – At Very Inexpensive Prices
We have now arrived at the happy month of May, you’ll be able to make merry with special pieces to mark the start of spring from Orkney designer jewellers. They carry rings, earring and also brooches as part of the May Queen lines, in addition to Viking jewellery, because the Norse recognized May time as well. Orkney’s designer jewellers hand make all of their products.
The May Queen selection put together by designer jewellers to mark the rites of May and honour the May Queen are timeless Orkney items. In Orkney girls traditionally climbed up a very high hill to clean their faces in the gentle May Dew that was believed to have magical attributes for a beautiful complexion and banish freckles and spots. We cannot provde the dew, but we’ll provide Viking jewellery as well as other classic ranges.
In other places in Great Britain the May Queen would have been teenage girl who wore a white dress to symbolise chastity and was crowned with a bouquet of flowers. This girl led a parade before maypole dancing commenced.
Not all the Maytime stories are really happy ones however. A scary twist is that at times the May Queen was put to death after the activities were finished. And in Orkney May indicated the time when footwear were taken away from young children who went barefoot until the harvest. This was a very practical measure in order to save shoe leather.
Orkney’s May Queen earrings and rings, along with brooches in silver or gold, are inspired by a selection of gesso panels exhibited in Vienna in 1900, entitled the May Queen. The panels’ creator, Margaret Macdonald was married to renowned Glasgow architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. These panels were reported to be her best work and to have influenced the artist Gustav Klimt.
Awesome Designer Jewellers Are Stimulated by Viking Jewellery Motifs
The May Queen panels were originally installed in the prominent Mackintosh designed Ingram Street Tearooms in Glasgow. These were an example of the first works of art to inspire one of Orney’s most well-known designer jewellers when she was setting up more than half a century ago. Through the imaginative moulding and polishing of precious metal, this timeless jewellery echoes the original panels’ utilization of mother of pearl, tin leaf and also glass beads. This jewellery is really a classic in the Glasgow Style which remains inspiring today.
Norse religion refers to the religious traditions of the Norsemen prior to Christianisation of Scandinavia, specifically through the Viking Age and involves the marking of the seasons, including May Day. Norse religion is a subset of Germanic paganism, which was practiced within the lands inhabited by Germanic tribes across much of Northern and Central Europe. Knowledge of Norse religion is mainly drawn from the results of archaeological field work, etymology and early written materials. In Orkney archaeologists have derived information through grave goods, which include stunning brooches.
The Wild Hunt was actually a popular folklore in Scandinavian and Germanic myth, as well as in later folklore in the UK and northern Countries in europe, that had changed throughout the centuries. This group of hunters were variously known as Furious Host or Raging Host. In the Norse myths, the first leader of the hunt was the god Odin, known in Germanic myth as Wodan. Odin rode the eight-legged horse, called Sleipnir. His company of hunters were the Valkyries and also the dead warriors who resided with him in Valhalla. The hunt commenced on Winter Nights (October 31) and finished on May Eve (April 30) on the following year. Both of these nights were unique, because lights go out on all Nine Worlds and spirits and goblins have the freedom to roam on the earth’s surface.
So, enjoy spring in your own way, perhaps by using a May Queen set of earrings, ring or brooch manufactured by designer jewellers and remember how our Norse ancestors marked this part of the season, with Viking jewellery to catch the eye.
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