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 stylish neck torc is made with multiple stands of thick copper wire. I start by hand shaping each piece of wire. I then begin the long process of carefully hammering the copper wire all the way round, so that it is evenly shaped. The hammering not only adds detail, but it also hardens the piece into shape.
Once the shaping of the Torc is complete, I begin filing and sanding, so that the ends are perfectly smooth and tapered to a curved point, making it comfortable when against the skin. Once it is finished, the cuff is polished by hand, with an anti tarnish agent, to bring it to a high shine.
The Torc has an inner circumference of 14” and an outer circumference of 17”. It measures 3/4” at it’s widest point at the front.
This item comes in a jewellery box.
About the artist
Abby Hook Jewellery Artistsee "Neck Torc - Multi strand - Copper, Celtic Torq or Torque" on Abby Hook's website
Info for buyers
- accepts paypal
- accepts cheques
- international delivery
- 14 day cancellation period
- delivery usually 5 days