Gotland Mountain Quartz Lens or Sphere Pendant

(34 customer reviews)

Materials: Sterling silver, mountain quartz, leather cord.

Size can vary slightly 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.

$35.00$150.00

Purchase this item and get 350-1500 Points - a worth of $1.75-$7.50
Purchase this item and get 350-1500 Points - a worth of $1.75-$7.50

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    Agostini

    Fast shipping, good quality, great service, and communication; overall I do recommend this shop A++++

    December 1, 2022
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    James Carpenter

    Very striking crystal sphere Gotland pendant. Could be more pleased. Many thanks!

    November 22, 2022
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    Carah Garstka

    Beautiful!

    November 11, 2022
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    NonStickRabbit

    Absolutely gorgeous piece, larger than expected and beautifully made – really nice inclusions in the quartz. The right balance of silver colour too, more of an antiqued silver. Seller posted extremely fast and packed well. Great shop, I'll be back.

    September 13, 2022
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    Betty

    It’s beautiful and well made. I like that the cord it comes with is adjustable. I may get a bigger one later. I’m very happy with my purchase.

    September 10, 2022
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    thegirlriot

    wow, got it already! responsive seller, super fast shipping, so happy to have received it, thank you!

    September 1, 2022
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    Lauren Powers

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    August 6, 2022
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    UnseelieQueen

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    June 19, 2022
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    Lil

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    May 20, 2022
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    Rebecca Thomas

    Absolutely beautiful. Goes very well with the chain I purchased from you. Thank you!

    April 19, 2022

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