The Double Python Protection Butterfly Ring (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND butterfly style ring made of all sterling silver.
Two "snake shed stones", with the naturally shed piece of snake skin from my pet Ball Python under glass, are set in two fine silver scalloped bezels. Hand formed sterling balls and curlicues make the setting entirely captivating. They rest upon a split sterling half round band, with my becoming signature ">>><<<" stamping pattern on the back side. The whole ring was then given a light patina to give it a more antiqued look and higher contrast, and then given an lavender oil and wax coating to keep it in place and satisfy the senses.
Snakes are often used as symbols of both death and immortality. Joseph Campbell once wrote. "Serpents seem to incarnate the elementary mystery of life wherever apparent opposites are conjoined".
There is an American South superstition, that suggests, to dream of snakes brings bad luck. However, if you safely walk past snakes in your dream, you would overcome your enemies. This necklace will harness the lore of the snake, and allow you to overcome any obstacle that stands in your path.
DetailsThe ring face measures roughly 1 1/4" tall and 3/4" across.
Ring is a size 7.
As a side note, due to the natural and delicate nature of the snake shed it is not recommended to wear this ring underwater. Without thinking I have worn mine swimming and it was set completely air tight and there were no issues, however it is always wise to not press ones luck and allow delicate and treasured pieces to receive only minimal time in the elements.