Ouroboros Ring

$325.00
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Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning 'tail devourer,' and it's one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. Many ancient cultures invented the snake-eating-its-own-tail image independently, but all used it to represent the same thing: the cyclical nature of the universe. Use this snake like the ancients did: to meditate on the concept of renewal and destruction. Or just watch his diamond-studded head sparkle in the sun. Ouroboros jewelry has been found in Egyptian tombs more than 3000 years old, but this one is brand new, carved from wax in our studio, with tiny scales decorating his entire body.  

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  • Handmade in our Brooklyn studio.
  • Materials: 10k yellow gold, diamond. 
  • Measurements: diamond is .02ct. Available in whole sizes only. Snake's body / ring band measures approximately 2mm wide on average. 

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In Norse Mythology, the ouroboros appears as the serpent Jörmungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, which grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. In the legends of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Geatish king Herraud gives a small lindworm as a gift to his daughter Þóra. Soon after it grows into a large serpent which encircles the girl's bower and bites itself in the tail. The serpent is slain by Ragnar Lodbrok who marries Þóra. Ragnar later has a son with another woman named Kraka and the boy is born with the image of a white snake in one eye. This snake encircled the iris and bit itself in the tail, and the son was named Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye. 

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About Details Inspiration

Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning 'tail devourer,' and it's one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. Many ancient cultures invented the snake-eating-its-own-tail image independently, but all used it to represent the same thing: the cyclical nature of the universe. Use this snake like the ancients did: to meditate on the concept of renewal and destruction. Or just watch his diamond-studded head sparkle in the sun. Ouroboros jewelry has been found in Egyptian tombs more than 3000 years old, but this one is brand new, carved from wax in our studio, with tiny scales decorating his entire body.  

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more

  • Handmade in our Brooklyn studio.
  • Materials: 10k yellow gold, diamond. 
  • Measurements: diamond is .02ct. Available in whole sizes only. Snake's body / ring band measures approximately 2mm wide on average. 

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more
 

In Norse Mythology, the ouroboros appears as the serpent Jörmungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, which grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. In the legends of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Geatish king Herraud gives a small lindworm as a gift to his daughter Þóra. Soon after it grows into a large serpent which encircles the girl's bower and bites itself in the tail. The serpent is slain by Ragnar Lodbrok who marries Þóra. Ragnar later has a son with another woman named Kraka and the boy is born with the image of a white snake in one eye. This snake encircled the iris and bit itself in the tail, and the son was named Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye. 

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