Ouroboros Ring

Ouroboros Sterling Silver & blackened top view
Ouroboros Sterling Silver & blackened top viewOuroboros Ring Sterling SilverOuroboros Ring Sterling Silver without wingsOuroboros Ring SterlingSilver without wingsOuroboros Rings Sterling Silver facetted hydrothermal emeralds eyessyn emeralds facettedGarnets, Rubies best colour  facetted roundOuroboros image in Silver top view on fingerOuroboros Ring image Sterling Silver top view on fingerOuroboros Ring Sterling Silver facetted ruby eyes
AUD80.00 each
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Our jewellery items are no art copies. The casts are replicas prepared from our handcrafted originals and are authentic reproductions in the according style.

The Ouroboros, known as winged snake swallowing or biting into its own tail, symbolizing eternity & the never ending circle of life is treassured as partner ring, engagement ring or wedding ring.

It has emerged over centuries in many cultures from Ancient Egypt, Gnostic texts, American Indians to Norse Mythology in Europe, with wings or without wings, also known as  any image of a snake, worm, serpent, dragon, Uroboros and Lindwurm without wings.
Jewellery items can be made on request in different materials, e.g.: 9ct, 14ct or 18ct Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold or Palladium. Also available with or without wings or as smooth snake or double - headed snake as shown on our photos. Please find more information below.

Any local jewellery shop can meassure your ring size

In case you want to wear the ouroboros rings regularly as engagement or wedding rings, we do not recommend bronze or brass as they are not precious metals and discolour the skin green over time depending on how often the ring gets wet. They are more suited for occasional medieval reenactment or brooches (cloak pins or belt buckles) or for decorative purposes, e.g. objects like trophies or medals.

Gemstones not included in price!

Customize your jewellery with your choice of metal or gemstone in regards to variety, quality: colour, cut, clarity, size (ct-weight), shape or price!

We will give recommendations about Shape and Size of gemstones to fit the proportions of the chosen design.

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extra pair of gemstones set as eyes of the ouroboros looks stunning:
red facetted garnets AU$35 (all incl. setting charge)

or bright orange Spessartine Garnets AU$43
or facetted rubies AU$70
or green Hydrothermal synthetic Emeralds AU$45
or natural facetted emeralds $75 in 2nd grade-up to $103 gem grade
or Diamonds 0.01ct in Brilliant cut Super2 VS colour G-H AU$92
or Cubic Zirkonia $34
or Amethysts $36
or synthetic light blue Spinells $42
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According to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros :
For other uses, see Ouroboros (disambiguation)
 
The Ouroboros or Uroboros (/jʊərɵˈbɒrəs/; /ɔːˈrɒbɔrəs/, from the Greek οὐροβόρος ὄφις tail-devouring snake) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.
The Ouroboros often symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things such as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. While first emerging in Ancient Egypt, the Ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. It is also often associated with Gnosticism, and Hermeticism.
Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche. The Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann writes of it as a representation of the pre-ego "dawn state", depicting the undifferentiated infancy experience of both mankind and the individual child.
Greece
Plato described as the first living thing a self-eating, circular being—the universe as an immortal, mythologically constructed entity.

In Gnosticism, a serpent biting its tail symbolized eternity and the soul of the world. The Gnostic text Pistis Sophia describes the disc of the sun as a 12-part dragon with his tail in his mouth.Ouroboros Engraving by Lucas Jennis in alchemical tract titled De Lapide Philosophico

Middle Ages
Ouroboros image Engraving by Lucas Jennis, in alchemical tract titled De Lapide Philosophico.

In Norse mythology, the ouroboros appears as the serpent Jörmungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, which grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. In the legends of Ragnar Lodbrok, such as Ragnarssona þáttr, the Geatish king Herraud gives a small lindworm as a gift to his daughter Þóra Town-Hart after which it grows into a large serpent which encircles the girl's bower and bites itself in the tail. The serpent is slain by Ragnar Lodbrok who marries Þóra. Ragnar later has a son with another woman named Kráka and this son is born with the image of a white snake in one eye. This snake encircled the iris and bit itself in the tail, and the son was named Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye.

Alchemy
Early alchemical ouroboros illustration. From the work of Cleopatra the Alchemist (Greco-Roman Egypt).
In alchemy, the Ouroboros is a sigil. Swiss psychologist Carl Jung saw the Ouroboros as an archetype and the basic mandala of alchemy. Jung also defined the relationship of the Ouroboros to alchemy:
The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. The Ouroboros has been said to have a meaning of infinity or wholeness. In the age-old image of the Ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatoryThe Warriors of Odin Ghos Dan, Never Ending Story Tailsman Serpant Amulet necklace Pendant Auryn mystical power talisman process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself. The Ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This 'feed-back' process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the Ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolizes the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which [...] unquestionably stems from man's unconscious
Kundalini Yoga
Ouroboros symbolism has been used to describe Kundalini energy. According to the second century Yoga Kundalini Upanishad, "The divine power, Kundalini, shines like the stem of a young lotus; like a snake, coiled round upon Eye of Envy Talisman Ring based on Turkish belief to ward off Evil featuring faceted Royal Blue Australian Sapphire and 9 Diamonds in Brilliant cut as eye lashes, Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold with sterling Silver insert as Irisherself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body" (1.82). Another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the caduceus of the Greek god Hermes, the entwined serpents representing divine balance in the west or, esoterically, human DNA.
Other traditions
It is a common belief among indigenous people of the tropical lowlands of South America that waters at the edge of the world-disc are encircled by a snake, often an anaconda, biting its own tail.
The Warriors of Odin Ghos Dan, Never Ending Story Tailsman Serpant Amulet necklace Pendant Auryn mystical power talisman
AURYN is a mystical talisman in The Neverending Story. Medieval Betrothal Ring Clasped Hands, Fede Ring, Irish Claddagh RingAURYN's power flows from the Childlike Empress and that it can only be used with her permission. The powerful amulet cannot be used against her and if she does not grant the use of it to someone they are unable to influence AURYN.

According to: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/ouroboros.aspx :
Ancient Greek alchemical symbol of a serpent eating his tail. The mystical work The Chrysopoeia of Kleopatra has a drawing of the Serpent Ouroboros eating his tail, with the text "One is All." Another emblem illustrates the symbols of gold, silver, and mercury enclosed in two concentric circles with the text "One is the serpent which has its poison according to two compositions" and "One is All and through it is All and by it is All and if you have not All, All is Nothing." The symbol of Ouroboros has also been interpreted as the unity of sacrificer and sacrificed, relating to the symbolism of the mystical life.

The symbol dates back to Mesolithic (Azilian) culture and appeared in the symbolism of many races. The Gnostic text Pistis Sophia, describes the disc of the sun as a great dragon with his tail in his mouth. The fourth-century writer Horopollon stated the Egyptians represented the universe as a serpent devouring its own tail, a symbol of eternity and immortality, an image also found on Gnostic gems.

In alchemy, the tail-eating dragon represented the guardian of mystical treasure, symbolized by the sun. Alchemy was to destroy or dissolve this guardian as a stage towards knowledge of this treasure.

Possibly the familiar Chinese Pair of fitting Rings in 18ct Yellow Gold Yin Yang Design featuring facetted EmeraldsYin-Yang symbol is related to the tail-devouring serpent—here the masculine-feminine principles throughout nature are held in balance.

like our Yin Yang Ring pair, originally made for Twins, loved as partner rings, friendship rings or wedding rings

Other Designs of us with significant meaning and strong symbolism:

our Eye of Evil Talisman Ring to ward off Evil in 18ct Yellow Gold with Sterling Silver insert as iris featuring a faceted Royal Blue Australian Sapphire and 9 Diamonds in Brilliant cut as eye lashes

our Medieval Handshake Betrothal ring

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