The snake eating its tail - the ouroboros - is a potent image in Ancient Egyptian mythology. In one of its earliest depictions it represented the protection of the Gods of the Underworld, wrapping themselves around the Sun God, Ra. It came to the Western World through Ancient Greek alchemic magic, as a sign of all things that are destined to die and be reborn, of nature’s endless ability to destroy and to create. Here the snake encircles a suspended gem. It is topped with a delicate, golden flower whose petals enclose another dazzling jewel. The Ouroboros Earrings carry with them the mystic power of the Philosopher’s Stone, shining with the peace of infinity and complete wholeness.
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