Midweek Modness: David-Andersen Norway Saga Viking Ring
This ring, by Norwegian silversmiths David-Andersen, is a 1960s or 70s copy of an authentic Viking design. Part of the Saga series, the company copied jewels made around 300 A.D. and found in burial mounds. I found an 1983 article in the New York Times which put the price of this piece at about $50.
Finally I found it….I have this ring since beginning 80th and never found anything on the web until now. I just love this ring and would like to know how much it would be today. But I also saw a bit on eBay for around 80 USD
I can’t tell you the value. I just usually check on eBay myself.
Thasts ok, thank you very much for your information !
Hi, do you know where to get these? Had a look online and couldn’t find it available. My father used to have one and I would really like to get one. Regards Molina
The saga jewellery has been out of production for a very long time. Your best bet would to search on Ebay or Etsy. There are also several online dealers who specialize in mid century modern and Scandinavian jewellery. You could contact them to let you know if they come across this ring. Good luck.
all of my jewelry was stolen this past weekend including this ring that my mom brought back from Norway when visiting our family there in 1995. I am crushed and would appreciate any leads! I am going to pin this page…Lindsey
I hope you get your jewels back. If anybody has any leads or advice for Lindsey, please share!
Thank you so much. This is the first message I opened on my new computer I just had to replace after the robbery!
Really made my evening. I’ll let you know when I get it. Not the same but will help the heartache a little.
I’ve been wearing this ring and only this ring every day since 1967. My mother brought it back from Norway and loaned it to me. She eventually gave it to me and years later found another on a cruise. The silver on mine is all worn down around the edges and I recently hooked it on a ladder I was moving. It needs repair now badly. I feel naked without it.
Please help me find this ring .
when mom passed it went on my finger..in 1991. It was lost june 6th 2014. The only ring ever on my hand in the hospital while getting stitched. I wil pay a 50$ finder fee it wont be moms. But it will sooth and slightly soften the loss Thanks
These rings seem to come up semi regularly on eBay and Etsy. Good luck in your search!
Hi John, I understand. My ring was stolen and it was from my mom and grandmother on a trip to visit relatives in Norway when I was in college. I have a new ring that my cousin in Oslo helped to facilitate and it is just like the old one, from the Saga series. Please email me through my website and I would be happy to help put you in touch with the jeweler. Just google my name. Lindsey Antin
Well Lindsey….I don’t know which one is you quite a few on Google so if you can help me with a reference or feel free to contact me through my emailif it’s exactly the same ring I would be interested thank you so much for your reply
Hi John, it’s exactly the same ring. The following info cut and pasted from my correspondence.Try writing to (two emails follow):
Anne Simonsen, email@example.com
David-Andersen Retail AS
Karl Johans gate 20
Tlf: +47 24 14 88 05 Fax: +47 24 14 88 02
Ring info: SAGA-ring #3293903 NOK 1120,- – VAT
The ring is adjustable, but we need to know your ring size.
hello Lindsey I just keeping you updated to let you know that I have sent numerous emails to both of the emails you gave me and I’m still waiting to hear back
I have posted this thank you before but I don’t see it come up so I guess you didn’t get it. I’m so excited anticipating the thought that this ring might still be available through one of the emails you sent me. You should be rewarded tenfold for all you’ve done to try to help me find this rain. I will wait as I have sent at least four emails to both addresses. If I don’t hear anything soon I will try to possibly call the number that you left I have been emailing them since Friday and have not heard back yet again thank you so very much
Hi John, it will be great to have a new ring even if it is not the original you knew. It’s the weekend and I found the response to be slow even during business days so I hope she gets back to you this week. Sounds like you emailed on Friday when the office was probably closed. The company is the right company. Good luck!
My Dearest Lindsey
well first let me tell you it was quite a procedure first the woman Anne Simonson gave me the M proper number for the bank account in Norway so after I transferred I had to call and stop and Re transfer and then on the way back to me she put the wrong zip code it was in Long Island first. But you should know I’m telling you this with the huge smile on my face and I warmth in my heart yes I have my ring it took a while communication was difficult but it is on my hand. Also they have a website but it is in Norwegian easily translated. As well one day if I become a very successful actor they sell the ring in gold for $2000 it has gone up slightly since 1985 with $35 shipping which included air mail tracking number it was total $200. bless you bless you it was very difficult and I waited and once I sent the money I had very little sleep waiting…
I would love to send you a picture the ring has a lot more detail nowadays if you have an email please let me know again bless you thank you I couldn’t be happier
I love a happy ending!
Very happy to hear about your new ring! Thanks for the update. =)
What does the Viking Midweek Modness ring symbolize? I want to give it to my son, the ring my father wore.
Hi there. It doesn’t symbolize anything. It is a copy of a ring found in an ancient Viking archaeological site.
Hope this helps.
I have this ring which my Mum brought back to Kenya from Norway in 1995, the adjustable bit caught on something so i had to take it to a jeweler for repair. They decided to do me a “favour “and polish it as well. I am livid it’s all shiny and gaudy now like a cheap Indian ring. How can i get it back to it’s original patina?
Apparently you can get the patina back with a bit of sulfer. Google silver and eggs and you’ll find some advice.
I whant to buy this ring but I can not find.
Maybe someone can inform me or knows why I can buy.?
Than you make me very happy.
Dying to buy one like it
I got this ring 1968 and I love my ring .