The Python Protection Ring - SMALL
This listing is for a MADE TO ORDER ring made of all sterling silver. Set upon the band, in a fine silver bezel is a glass cabochon atop a naturally shed piece of snake skin from a Ball Python. This eye catching skin is then surrounded by a piece of roped wire. 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.
DetailsRing can be made in whatever size you need, and will be made with a single 8g half round band, unless you contact me to request otherwise. The SMALL 'snake shed stone' measures 3/4" tall.
Because this piece is made to order, please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. I strive to get custom order finished within a week, but if I need to order more metals, it may take as long as 6 weeks as it will be out of my control - I will let you know what I estimate, and if it is time sensitive feel free to ask ahead of time!
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 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.