A fine example in its evolutionary form. Over 5/8 wide Of broad form with scrolling borders meeting at the top to form the cusp. Central trefoil. Made by the open face mold technique. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the warrior. It is said that Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress), had a heart of stone. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored, on a polished leather neck cord, shown separately, for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Charming and particularly well preserved.