The Python Petal Ring (OOAK)
This listing is for a ONE OF A KIND python ring made of all sterling silver.
A large "snake shed stone" set with a piece of naturally shed skin from my pet Ball Python under glass, is set in a serrated fine silver bezel. One hand formed sterling ball turns into a striking petal edge. Set upon a 9g split half round band, with my becoming customary ">>><<<" along the back. 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 1 1/8" tall and 1" across at the widest point.
The ring band is a 9g half round split band wire.
Ring is a size 6 - 61/4.
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.