A snake with its tail in its mouth forming an endless circle is known as an ouroboros - a symbol of eternity and everlasting love. This fantastic Victorian split ring was designed to connect to a guard chain and hold multiple fobs, charms, or miniature tools. Its modeled in the shape of an ouroboros with beautiful crosshatched scales and a subtly rendered head and mouth.
1714 — 1837
Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.