Hand-forged brass pendant with the Elder Futhark rune Algiz (pronounced "al-geez") hand-chiselled in. Algiz translates to protection, elk, sedge plant. It is often associated with protection, defence and opportunity.
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic Tribes. Runic inscriptions have been found on many artifacts from the 2nd to 8th centuries, including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons and runestones. Many believe the runes hold ancient magics.
Width: Approx 1”
Length: Approx 1.25”
Weight: 0.2 oz
*Includes cord to wear the pendant as a necklace.
Brass Algiz Rune Pendant
We ship all of our copper pieces bare. This means they are not sealed with wax, lacquer or varnish. The reason for this is that if the bare copper isn't touching your skin, you're not absorbing it and therefore not getting the full benefit of copper's potential. However, this can leave a green residue on your skin, which washes off easily. This green mark simply indicates that your body is creating a battery effect with your copper jewelry, as well as absorbing tiny amounts of the copper. If that is something that bothers you, we recommend sealing it in wax or lacquer. The easiest way to do this is with clear nail polish.
Typically, as long as you continue to wear your copper jewelry; your skin will rub against it, oiling, cleaning and polishing it. This will maintain a very rustic, natural-looking patina and level of lustre. If your copper oxidizes (go green) over time, you can clean it and shine it up with any of a number of jewelry cleaners on the market. You can also scrub your copper with baking soda and then rinse and dry thoroughly.