Hand madeCeltic sterling silver torc. The shape of its terminals is derived from torcs found in the UK. Torc (torques) is a neck jewel of the ancient kings, warriors, and druids.
Torque(troqortorc)fromLatintorques"to twist"is a common name for all rigid metal neck rings, that our ancestors had been wearing since the Bronze Age. Torcs were popular with the Romans and it is considered a typical Celtic artifact. It was a symbol of both religious and secular power, worship and protection, as torcs were worn by gods and goddesses, heroes, warriors, and aristocracy; it represented a high social status and importance.