Frigg's Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band
Frigg (old Norse “beloved one”) is the queen of Asgard and wife of Odin the All-Father. She is the goddess of the sky, fertility, household, motherhood, love, domestic arts and, specially, marriage.
Traditionally, weddings were held on Friday, the sacred day for Frigg, the goddess of marriage, with the celebrations lasting for a full week.
While the exchanged swords were often stored away as gifts for the future offspring of the couple, the wedding rings meant that, from that moment on, the bride and groom belong to each other.
For Vikings, marriage wasn’t just a union of the couple, but of families. Marriage was the center of the family in Viking culture, which in turn created intricate and complex traditions, all of them necessary to earn the blessings of the gods.
During the wedding ceremony, the groom presents his ancestral sword to his bride, receiving from her a sword of her ancestors. In both sword hilts rest wedding rings, exchanged rings to further consecrate the vows before the gods.
This 8mm wide ring is made of Tungsten Carbide, a highly resistant alloy made of equal parts of Tungsten and Carbon. Its exterior is lined with Ia matte gold plating. The alloy, twice as hard as steel, can only be polished and finished with abrasives of superior hardness such as cubic boron nitride and diamond powder, making it one of the most resistant rings you will ever have.
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