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Channel your inner Norse goddess with modern runes jewellery

By Amelie Langenskiöld

Gold Elhanati rings, a modern interception of rune jewellery.

Photo: Elhanati Jewellery (@elhanati_)

Connect with your internal viking and showcase it to the world with your accessories

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Most of our modern behaviours, visions and aesthetics can be explained looking at our past. Our ancestors paved the way for everything we are today. No less the fashion we wear. We have already depicted the mythical meaning of our birth runes, and now it’s time to look back in our folkloric history through runes jewellery.

The runic alphabet we recognise today was the written language used by vikings, and it actually isn’t too different from our modern language. However, the usage of the written word has great differences. Runes were used by the elite when they wanted to make a statement or honour someone they’ve lost. Runic writing was not only carved into stones, as many have assumed. As stone inscriptions were very exclusive it was actually more common to carve runes in combs, wood, weapons, and of course jewellery.

We have gathered twelve modern rune jewellery pieces that pay tribute to ancient times:


Classic Runes Jewellery

Signature Earrings

Märta Larsson

SHOP NOWEUR 85.95
Vegvisir Signature

Northern Legacy

SHOP NOWEUR 67
Thor's Hammer Pendant

Kalevala

SHOP NOWEUR 80
Runic Pendant - Wisdom

Scandinavian Gifts

SHOP NOWEUR 66
Pilgrim

Pilgrim

SHOP NOWEUR 34.95
Maiden of the North

Kalevala

SHOP NOWEUR 490

Runes jewellery have been worn by Scandinavians for millennia. And we have noticed that the interest has grown tremendously outside of the Scandinavian borders. Why, you might wonder? As most trends today we look back in history for inspiration and jewellery are no exception, plus the popularity of modern shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings may play a part.

The jewellery which vikings wore were made in many different materials, foremost bronze, silver, gold and pearls. It seems like they were not the only ones interested in runes and baubles, we have found several modern interpretations among different brands to channel your inner warrior:


Modern Runes Jewellery

Queen of Chaos

Maria Nilsdotter

SHOP NOWEUR 760
Vikings Earrings

Efva Attling

SHOP NOWEUR 110
Pressed Plate Earrings

Krista Kretzschmar

SHOP NOWEUR 470
Bibban

Safira

SHOP NOWEUR 69
Ring Tree of Love

Thomas Sabo

SHOP NOWEUR 179
Mountain

Elhanati

SHOP NOWEUR 8752

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