Torcs, also called Torq or Torque, were worn in ancient Briton and Europe, some 2000 years ago, particularly by the Gauls and Vikings. They were generally a single piece or strands of metal, twisted together, to form a large, rigid ring.
This bold statement neck piece has a beautiful large drop shaped piece of Malachite, which I have framed with bronze wire and wrapped the top with woven bronze wire. The top of the stone is embellished with faceted Amethyst rondelles, which I have secured in place with my Kiss Kross wrap.
The flowing lines of the central wire detail is made using a variety of gauges, some of which I have hammered, to add contrast. Genuine Turquoise beads of graduating sizes are secured to the bottom of the sweeps of wire, each one individually wrapped in bronze.
The neck torc is made with very thick bronze wire, which I have hand forged, hammering the ends and center of the piece, creating a tapered widening on these sections. I have then hammered a textured detail over the whole piece, adding a coontrast in textures to the round and smooth hammered wires of the central detail.
The Torc has an inner circumference of 16”. The central detail is 2 7/8” tall and 3 3/4” wide.
This item comes in a jewellery box.
About the artist
Abby Hook Jewellery Artistsee "Celtic Neck Torc - Bronze, Malachite, Amethyst and Turquoise, Celtic Torq or Torque" on Abby Hook's website
Info for buyers
- accepts paypal
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- international delivery
- 14 day cancellation period
- delivery usually 5 days