History of the Symbol: The ouroboros is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world, as well as the oldest allegorical symbol in alchemy. It was originally found in ancient Egypt, in art as old as the 13th century BC. It has appeared in cultures throughout the world, with representations like the Norse serpent Jörmungandr and the Mesoamerican Quetzalcoatl. The name itself translated to "tail devourer" in Greek.
This magical minimalist necklace is completely hand-crafted from sterling silver, then oxidized and polished. It is finished with a handmade hook clasp. It is designed to be adjustable, from choker to short necklace. The maximum measurement is 20". You will not be receiving the exact item same as is pictured. Your items will be the same design, but every handmade item varies a bit by nature- making each one original and unique!
This item is made-to-order. It will be shipped upon completion of the piece. Please check my shop announcements and time frames listed under shipping options for estimated arrival times. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for sterling silver jewelry: like fine silver, sterling silver does tarnish over time. Exposure to chemicals can affect the appearance on silver (like hair dye, pool chlorine, some soaps, etc.). It is not recommended to wear sterling silver jewelry while bathing or swimming for this reason. If it tarnishes, sterling silver jewelry can be cleaned with cleaning cloths or solutions that are labeled as being safe for silver. Cleaning sterling silver can also remove oxidized patina applied to the piece, so use caution when cleaning if there is desired oxidized patina.
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