Encircling the Earth
Ouroboros ring – Jörmungandr handcrafted and Recycled antique sterling silver fork
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail. It often represents the cycle of birth and death in Norse mythology, something that exists with such force that it cannot be extinguished. In ancient Norse mythology, one of Loki’s sons, Jörmungandr, was thrown into the ocean by Odin. He eventually grew to be so large that he encircled the earth. This idea of a serpent encircling the earth to keep the water contained is shared by many ancient cultures around the earth.
Kundalini energy is often described using Ouroboros symbolism. However, another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the caduceus. The entwined serpents represent medicine in the west or human DNA, with its connotations with Hermes and Asclepius in Greek mythology. The chrysopoeia Ouroboros of Cleopatra the Alchemist is one of the oldest images of the ouroboros to be linked with the legendary opus of the alchemists, the philosopher’s stone.
This beautiful little ring is a true Hairy Growler original recycled ring. I make each piece out of completely 100% recycled metal, with zero waste. I create each ring by heating up an antique silver fork tine and forming it into a ring, which is manipulated into the Ouroboros. I make each one custom-made to order. I then hand cut, hand carve and engrave them, with traditional hand tools and techniques. You are welcome to choose ruby, emerald or amethyst eyes, which will be encased in solid 18ct gold settings.
if you need any help with sizing, check out our ring sizing page.
Size : Approx 2mm wide band, head approx 5mm