Swedish rings

Two local rings in Sweden are the Gotlandsring, which does not really appeal to me…

…and the Hövdingaring, which I absolutely love. These are designed from 1000-year-old archeological finds around Europe and were usually worn by people of high status. Hövding means governor in Swedish. Odds jewellers in Gotland are the primary producers of these rings. I have wanted one for years. I am not sure how comfortable they are but I think they are so pretty! They sometimes come up for pawnshop auctions at decent prices so maybe one day…

You can see the enormous amount of work that goes into making them here

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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