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Engraved Vegvisir

  Etched and engraved Vegvisir on Brass with Iolite in the center. The border design is acid etched and the Vegvisir is hand engraved. I made a crude ancient style mount for the stone "IOLITE", Iolite was a gem used by Vikings to find North during cloudy weather. When Iolite is cut into a proper cube, it shows different colors from different directions. It was this property called "pleochroism" that helped the Vikings to find the direction in overcast weather.  It is said that the Vikings mined it from Iolite quarries in Greenland and Norway.


Viking compass 2004







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