Our Celtic Torc Bracelet is magnificent. A torc, also spelled torq or torque, is a large, stiff neck ring or bracelet made of one piece of woven or twisted metal usually open at the front. Ancient torc jewelry appears to have been designed for near-permanent wear and would have been difficult to remove. Torcs are found in the Celtic, and other cultures of the European Iron Age from around the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD. For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc seems to have been a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank, and many of the finest works of ancient Celtic art are torcs. The Celtic torc disappears in the Migration Period, but during the Viking Age torc-style metal necklaces, mainly in silver, came back into fashion.