Gleipnir - Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Ring
Gleipnir is the binding that holds the mighty wolf Fenrir at bay, preventing him to unleash the Ragnarök upon the cosmos.
The Gods had attempted to bind Fenrir twice before with huge chains of metal, but Fenrir was able to break free both times. For the third attempt, they commissioned the dwarves to forge a chain that was impossible to break. In order to achieve the impossible, the dwarves forged the chain out of six impossible things:
The sound of a cat's footfall
The beard of a woman
The roots of a mountain
The sinews of a bear
The breath of a fish
The spittle of a bird
May this ring symbolize a bond of love as mighty as Gleipnir itself!
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. Traditionally, weddings were held on Friday, the scared day for Frigg, the goddess of marriage, with the celebrations lasting for a full week.
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 rested wedding bands, exchanged to further consecrate the vows before the Gods.
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.
Handmade by master artisans, the Gleipnir 925 Sterling Silver Ring is 5mm wide, representing an unbreakable bond of love: lighter than silk, stronger than steel.