The earliest runic inscriptions date from around 150 AD, pre-dating the Latin alphabet.
The word rune has many translations depending on the language ‘mystery’ ‘secret’ ‘secret writing’ and ‘miracle’ to name a few. This to me adds to the magical aspect of these beautiful inscriptions.
It is thought that the earliest runes depicted magical symbols as appose to being used as a writing system. This language carries so much history and beauty and provides that little bit of magic to be worn and adored.