Valknut Warrior Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade valknut warrior pendant is double sided and is made in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze, and is a reproduction of a well known one. It is designed differently on both sides and is 3cm high plus the loop and 3.5cm wide and 3mm thick. The design is based on a mass produced pewter pendant that many heather friends wear but break due to wear and tear. It was requested to make one in antique bronze so it would be resistant to being worn every day.
This design carries a combination of various symbols all associated with the Norse All father God, Odin. In the center of the front is the "Valknut," three interlocking triangles which translates as the 'Knot of the Fallen.' To bear this mark signified that the wearer had dedicated their life to the service of Odin and, upon death, would be carried by his servants, the Valkyries, to Valhalla, where he would feast daily until Ragnarok when the warriors would emerge from the hall to fight the Hellbeasts.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic.
Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.