Over 1 1/4” width, made by the open face mold method. The form of the heart is stylized with the top cusp absent and nubs at the quarter points. Both forms are used profusely in Nordic literature. Flat face with rounded edges made by the open face mold technique. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Light surface texture from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24 karat gold restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.