Hag Stone Pendants
A hag stone, or adder stone, is any stone with a natural hole through it.
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Hag Stone Pendants
A hag stone, or adder stone, is any stone with a natural hole through it. These are sold as pendant only, unstrung.
There are technically a few types of hag stones. Traditionally, a hag stone would have to be a harder, glassy stone such as Flint or Chert; softer stones with holes bored by animals would not count.
- In some cases, they have had the holes bored by a piddock - a type of bivalve mollusc - this applies to softer rocks and mudstones, etc.
- Others have laid in a riverbed, or a rockpool for many years, as a small piece of a harder rock whirled around and slowly abraded the hole through the stone.
- Some are the remnants of very eroded fossils, or geological oddities - holes in Flint especially could have been the result of sponges or corals.
They are well known in folklore across Western Europe, especially in the UK.
In Scottish folklore they are gloin nan druidh, or 'druid stones'. In Cornwall, they are called milpreve; in Wales, glain neidr. In England, they are hag stones, witch stones, or dobbie stones. In Germany, they are referred to as Hühnergötter, or 'chicken gods'. Normally, I'd research these things, but there was no way that could live up to my expectations. Sorry.
Our current stock includes:
- #1 - 16x15x14.7MM - a flint hag stone from Herle Bay, Kent, UK.
- #2 - 30.2x25x19.3MM - a flint hag stone from Herle Bay, Kent, UK.
- #3 - 36x33.7x18.6MM - a flint hag stone from Herle Bay, Kent, UK.
Frequently asked questions and delivery information
How do we grade stones?
There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.
How does our ordering and delivery process work?
You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.
I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.
How do international orders work?
After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.
I’d like to return my order for a refund.
No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.
What payment methods do you accept?
I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.