Guldgubber Fine silver pendant with anatomical heart and red silk cord
Guldgubber are art objects, amulets, or offerings found in Scandinavia and dating to the Nordic Iron Age. They consist of thin pieces of beaten gold (occasionally silver), usually between 1 and 2 cm2 in size, usually stamped with a motif, and are the oldest examples of metalwork in Northern Europe.
The word Guldgubbe means "little old man of gold" and is taken from a report published in 1791 by Nils Henrik Sjöborg, in which he said that villagers in Ravlunda, Scania, who found them in the dunes called them Guldgubber.
The Danish island of Bornholm has the largest number of finds of Guldgubber in Scandinavia. Kim Buck was invited to make an exhibition on Bornholm and was inspired by the Guldgubber.
He made his own interpretation by using parts from the traditional jewellery as motifs for imprints.
Fine silver and red silk cord, hand made.
Size: approx 20x15mm
Sterling silver becomes discoloured over time and should be polished regularly with a soft, natural cleaning cloth. Do not use silver polish to polish your jewellery, as it can give an instant glossy effect and corrode the surface. This will cause faster discolouration and over time, ruin the jewellery.
Silver jewellery that is used regularly typically needs less care, so we encourage you to use and enjoy your jewellery every day.
Some of our jewellery has a matte surface. With time, the areas where the jewellery interacts with other surfaces become shinier. This gives a delightful contrast, adding extra dimensions to the piece.
We encourage you to wear your jewellery often, as the precious metal will shine and a natural patina will unfold.
Some of our gold jewellery has a matte look. With time, the areas where the jewellery interacts with other surfaces become more shiny. This gives a delightful contrast, adding extra dimensions to the piece.
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