Iceland’s national symbol is a gold filled necklace, with a gold-encrusted chain attached to it, and the wearer has a golden bracelet.
But this Icelandic necklace is not the traditional one, with some saying it is “viking”, or “vigilant”.
This is the “Memorial” necklace, made by a company called Iceland Jewelry.
It is made of 100-million gold pieces and has a weight of 200 grams, but this is actually a little more than the weight of the entire gold content of a gold necklace, which is around 1.8 grams, the company said.
Iceland’s “vintage” necklace was also made of gold, but only 100 million gold pieces, with the same weight, the gold-filled chain and bracelet are made of bronze.
The necklace was sold for $9,400 (about €8,500) on Al Jazeera’s online auction site.
It was not clear how much the necklace is worth, but it was the first such item to go on sale in Iceland since the country’s reopening to the public in 2014.
The Icelandic National Museum in Reykjavik opened the museum for public viewing on Monday, after a two-year hiatus.
The Icelandic National Archives has not released any details about the museum’s sale, but the museum has also set up a Facebook page for “Memorabilia”, where visitors can share their memories of Iceland’s “golden days”.