Jörmungandr

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.  The eternal return and the idea of unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.  In the ancient mythology of sea faring Norse ancestors one of Loki’s sons, Jörmungandr was thrown into the ocean by Odin and grew so large that he encirlced the earth.  This idea of a serpent encircling the earth to keep the water contained is shared by many ancient cultures around the earth and particularly resonates with me for many, many reasons.

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 herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body”. Another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the caduceus, the entwined serpents representing medicine in the west or, esoterically, human DNA.

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.  As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death.

This beautiful little ring is a true Hairy Growler original recycled ring. Totally handcrafted and completely 100% recycled, zero waste. Each ring is created by heating up an old, discarded antique silver fork tine and forming it into a ring, lovingly manipulated into the Ouroboros.   Each one is custom made to order and is meticulously hand cut, hand carved with traditional hand tools and techniques.

You are welcome to choose Ruby, Emerald or Amethyst eyes, these are encased in solid 18ct gold settings.  If the option is shown I will sometimes have the capacity to create the Ouroboros entirely from recycled 22ct gold.

Size : Approx 2mm wide band, head approx 5mm

£525

Ouroboros Size * 

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.  The eternal return and the idea of unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.  In the ancient mythology of sea faring Norse ancestors one of Loki’s sons, Jörmungandr was thrown into the ocean by Odin and grew so large that he encirlced the earth.  This idea of a serpent encircling the earth to keep the water contained is shared by many ancient cultures around the earth and particularly resonates with me for many, many reasons.

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 herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body”. Another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the caduceus, the entwined serpents representing medicine in the west or, esoterically, human DNA.

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.  As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death.

This beautiful little ring is a true Hairy Growler original recycled ring. Totally handcrafted and completely 100% recycled, zero waste. Each ring is created by heating up an old, discarded antique silver fork tine and forming it into a ring, lovingly manipulated into the Ouroboros.   Each one is custom made to order and is meticulously hand cut, hand carved with traditional hand tools and techniques.  You are welcome to choose Ruby, Emerald or Amethyst eyes, these are encased in solid 18ct gold settings.

Size : Approx 2mm wide band, head approx 5mm

 

Weight 0.1 g

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.