18K Gold Longship Urnes Ring

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  • Regular price £1,499.95


This ring features a depiction of a Viking Longship prominently at the front and Urnes style design on each side. It is hand made from 18K yellow gold, but available in 18K white gold as well. 

Longships were potentially called skeiðar (sing. skeið) if they were extremely long, serpent- or drakkar ships when dragon-heads were present, and snekke/snekkja when slightly smaller. They used both oars and sails to reach their frighteningly high speeds which were so instrumental to the Viking raiders’ hit-and-run tactics. They were also narrower than most of the ships from the early Viking Age; the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, states that archaeologically, ships have to be at least five times as long as they were wide to be classified as longships. The shields of the warriors hung on the outside of the ship.

The Urnes style dates from 1050 to the 12th century and gets its name from a stave church in Urnes, Norway. Carved wooden panels reveal sinuous animals interlacing and looping, with long eyes pointed forward 

Details:

  • Metal: 18K gold (if you prefer white gold, please leave a message with your purchase)
  • Weight: approx. 16 - 18g 
  • The weight of the ring depends on its size
  • Can be made in any size you need (7 1/2 US, 11 1/4 US etc.)

This ring is hand cast in 18K yellow gold made especially for you, to fit your size. We can do custom orders for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 in US sizing. Please leave a message in Special Instructions for custom sizing or send us an e-mail after purchase asap. 

Takes 4 to 7 weeks to be made and dispatched.

 Arrives Hallmarked

 To determine your ring size, do the following:

  • Use a piece of string or dental floss and wrap it around the base of your finger.
  • Use a pen to mark the point on the string where the end meets.
  • Use a millimeter ruler to measure the string.
  • Choose the closest measurement to the chart above to find your ring size.

Tips for best results:

  • Allow enough room to accommodate your knuckle.
  • Bear in mind, different fingers on the same and the opposite hand may have different sizes. Therefore, measure the specific finger on which you are planning to wear the ring.
  • Measure your finger at the end of the day when your finger is likely to be largest.