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Gotland Lens Mountain Quartz Pendant

Gotland Lens Mountain Quartz Pendant

(8 customer reviews)

Materials: Sterling silver, mountain quartz, leather cord.

Size can vary 1-2 mm on the pendants depending on how the stone was cut, all sizes are diameter of the piece, except for the oblong shapes which are measured by height.

This stunning pendant is a sized-down replica of one of the original Visby lenses used in Viking Gotland around 1000 years ago. It comes on a leather cord with a storage pouch. Please note the sterling silver chain is not included if you wish to add the chain it will be 60$ extra, please feel free to message us about getting the chain added to your order.

Discovered in Fröjel (Gotland, Sweden) the purpose of these crystals is unknown. Speculations range from help with vision, to navigation, sky viewing, and even starting fires or divination.

What we do know is that optically, the largest of these crystals are comparable to modern aspheric lenses! So some of them were definitely used for some type of optical purpose – perhaps even in early telescopes.

Despite their original uses, no one can deny their elegant and captivating beauty!

Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have!

More about Gotland:

Currently the largest island of Sweden, Gotland in the Viking Age was a massive and independently run trading hub. Over 700 Viking hoards have been found on the island, and archaeologists have identified more than 50 coastal Viking settlements there!

Gotland existed between Baltic trading ports and mainland Sweden, so naturally many of the artifacts and treasures exist from trading voyages to the east.

Treasures found include glass, amber, iron, carnelian, beeswax, furs, garnet, antler, and rock crystal that was used to craft the famous Visby Gotland crystal balls.

Carved runestones can be visited in Gotland as well, erected in the Viking Age with splendid artwork and runic inscriptions.

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8 reviews for Gotland Lens Mountain Quartz Pendant

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    This will look very nice on my silver necklace I'm making

    June 7, 2024
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    Linda Peterson

    This was an absolutely perfect gift.

    June 3, 2024
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    Megan Leigh Dickey, CNM, MSN

    I have many items from Lykos Leather and all of them are of impeccable workmanship and quality. This 22mm Visby lense is no exception. It’s beautiful and very well made. His shipping is always fast as well. I highly recommend this shop.

    April 19, 2024
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    E Smith

    Beautiful wore it as my wedding necklace.

    January 14, 2024
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    Erik Williams

    I haven't taken this off since it arrived. It's good-sized and made of quality quartz.

    January 8, 2024
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    Amazing quality item. Beautifully finished. I like that it is lightweight and easy to wear. Thank you !

    December 26, 2023
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    Eli Moth

    Such a beautiful piece, and shipping was very timely! I never take it off I’m so in love with it, would definitely buy from here again!

    September 24, 2023
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    Vida Chernoff

    Nice but lighter weight than expected.

    September 20, 2023

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