The Jewelry House Torc Pendant $44.95

Description

Torc Pendant.  This Sterling Silver Torc, or Torque, pendant is made by The Jewelry House in Dublin, Ireland.  It measures approximately a half an inch and comes with an 18 inch sterling silver chain.

The Torc was a ring of twisted metal worn by The Celts either around their necks, waists or arms and was a symbol of strength and power.  Many Torcs, some dating back to the first century, have been found in Ireland and can be seen in the National Museum of Ireland.  Torcs of this type are made from bars of square or rectangular section, the angles of which have been hammered up to produce flanges. The even twisting of such a long bar required considerable expertise and understanding of the working properties of the metal.