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Gotland Sphere Mountain Quartz Pendant

Gotland Sphere Mountain Quartz Pendant

(8 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.

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    Julie Gibbons

    I’m absolutely stunned by the quality and beauty of this charm!!! It wears so well! And I’m also so impressed with the customer service, and the lightning fast shipping! I couldn’t be happier!! Thank you so much!😊

    April 7, 2024
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    madisonramba

    Shipped quickly and looked great!

    March 19, 2024
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    Jason Desneiges

    Very nice piece of jewelry, and quick shipping too!

    February 2, 2024
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    Hannah Olive

    My new favorite piece of jewelery! Love the history and craftsmanship. One thing to watch out for: I have found that the clasp is not the most secure, and has come undone when I am moving a lot (cleaning, yard work, etc.)

    January 23, 2024
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    Blythe

    Beautiful and well made. One of my favorites.

    December 26, 2023
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    kirberengolts

    High quality, I love it!

    December 23, 2023
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    Cynthia Gandy

    It is a very beautiful pendant. Thank you! 😊 Cannot show photos yet because it’s a gift. Will shop here again.

    December 21, 2023
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    Justin Bullard

    Perfect! Thank you so much. I love it!

    October 24, 2023

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