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Icelandic Runic Jewelry



Alrún Nordic Jewelry bases all its designs on the art of the Vikings. With inspiration from ancient Viking art, we aspire to bring the legacy of Norse culture to modern society.  All symbols are created using the method of binding runes, an historic process whereby individual Runic letters are overlapped to make a single word or name. While there are several different Runic alphabets, we rely on the younger Icelandic Futhark, which we feel is most representative of ancient culture and custom in Iceland.  Every symbol in our collection is painstakingly designed to fuse both meaning and esthetic beauty, and you will find that each design holds special importance for each unique person.

Runic Earrings - Energy
Runic Earrings - Energy



Runic Earrings - Heart
Runic Earrings - Heart



Runic Earrings - Love
Runic Earrings - Love



Runic Earrings - Luck
Runic Earrings - Luck



Runic Earrings - Strength
Runic Earrings - Strength



Runic Pendant - Creation
Runic Pendant - Creation



Runic Pendant - Energy
Runic Pendant - Energy



Runic Pendant - Genuine
Runic Pendant - Genuine



Runic Pendant - Grace
Runic Pendant - Grace



Runic Pendant - Heart
Runic Pendant - Heart



Runic Pendant - Hope
Runic Pendant - Hope



Runic Pendant - Love
Runic Pendant - Love



Runic Pendant - Luck
Runic Pendant - Luck



Runic Pendant - Music
Runic Pendant - Music



Runic Pendant - Strength
Runic Pendant - Strength



Runic Pendant - Wisdom
Runic Pendant - Wisdom



Runic Pendant - Youth
Runic Pendant - Youth




Runes are a symbolic form of writing that date back to the second and third centuries.  Runic letters were used in alphabets in all Scandinavian countries, as well as by many ancient Norse /Germanic tribes.  In Iceland, there were two Runic alphabets.  These were called the Elder and Younger Futharks.  Runes in Iceland were used mainly in Pagan tradition, and were carved in stone, metal, wood and bone.  Ancient farmers also branded their sheep with Runic symbols to identify them as their own.  People believed that the Runes possessed great powers, and were sent from Odin, the mightiest of Scandinavian pagan gods.

The Icelandic Runic Alphabet

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