Snakes have long been a subject of great interest and symbology in our history. A point of contention, obsession, and at times repulsion, they find themselves throughout storytelling, shaping our conception of what it means to be inhuman, and consequently what it means to be human.
In Ancient Greek mythos, snakes were associated with immortality and wisdom of the world beyond our understanding. The god of medicine and healing Asklepios Ἀσκληπιός was illuminated when observing a snake carry a sprig of herb, placing it onto the head of another snake, who Asklepios unwittingly killed. The snake came back to life having been cured by its kin and Asklepios learned the skill of healing.
Originally a mesh figure found on a vintage perfume bottle, we reworked and cast this snake, adding a coiled shapeliness, moving tongue and precious stone eyes.
Available in gold vermeil with locking 14k gold fill ear wires or 14k yellow gold, with precious inlayed stone eyes.
Rubiesspeak to our inner softness and physical sensibility. Burgeoning with sanguine and rosy color, these stones are charged with vitality and emotional potency. As one of the cardinal gemstones, they are salient, dynamic and saturated in living energy.
Diamonds, rooted in the Greek ἀδάμας (unalterable, untamable) are well known for their incomparable strength and capacity to scatter and intensify light. They bestow their extraordinary resilience and power on their wearer, and epitomize the pursuit of perfection.
Sapphires have been an ancient and universal heavenly gem for innumerable religious and spiritual beliefs. The stone is an earthen portrait of the fading sky after the sun slips over the horizon, when its infinite blue depth becomes apparent under the darkening veil. This source of extraterrestrial power has long held the capacity to provide wisdom and truth.
We use ethically sourced gemstones from Stuller for our Ophidian Earrings