The Ouroboros (from the Greek "Devouring Snake") has been alive and kicking since the Ancient Egyptians, who first used it as a marker of the beginning and end of time in tomb and funerary art. Centuries later, the Romans embraced the snake as a symbol of everlasting love, but its popularity in jewelry is still most often attributed to Prince Albert, who famously asked for Queen Victoria's hand in 1839 with a gold and emerald ring shaped like a snake eating its tail. Their love story was known as one for the ages, and Victorians celebrated all things serpentine as the go-to signifier of never-ending love, rebirth and protection.
This snake ring was created after we searched long and hard for the perfect ouroboros to stack or wear alone, and came up empty handed. Cast in 14k gold in your choice of color and precious stone eyes, its delicate shape appears incredibly lifelike as it undulates around the finger. It looks great at any size, from pointer to pinky, and can be worn solo or two can be stacked as show. Also killer as an alternative engagement, wedding or anniversary ring!
Available in slightly adjustable whole + half sizes 4-7, just be sure to indicate your size in the comments section when you check out. For inquiries regarding larger sizes, send us a message.
- Face of ring measures approximately 10mm from head to tail.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 1-2 weeks production time.