A handmade solid sterling silver pendant on 45cm chain.
The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning "tail devourer," and is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. It can be perceived as enveloping itself, where the past (the tail) appears to disappear but really moves into an inner domain or reality, vanishing from view but still existing.
The Ouroboros appears in many other cultures and settings as well...the Serpent Jormungand of Norse legend, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. It guarded the Tree of Life, and is often depicted as an ouroboros.
The Aztec serpent God Queztacoatl was depicted similarly, and Chinese alchemical dragons have both similar shapes and meaning.
In Hindu, you have the dragon circling the tortoise which supports the four elephants that carry the world.
For me personally the meaning of the snake is about health and our ability of healing. Snakes is the symbol of Asclepius the ancient doctor who beat the Death.
During a health problem ,I couldn't stop thinking about the symbol of a snake which reborn from itself. When I was healthy again and ready to return to my bench I almost need this jewelry. So I make it !
-Solid Sterling silver 925
-45cm / 17.71 inches silver 925 chain
As all my piece is handmade please allow for variances from piece to piece.This is a feature of owning one of the kind original handmade jewelry.
Feel free to ask me for personal orders .
Payment should be made during checkout. I accept paypal , credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
All orders are shipped via HELLENIC POST (ELTA) - A' priority and registered.Orders are safely packaged in gift boxes and bubble envelopes.
My pieces are made to order, handcrafted and shipped by me. Depending on the item it usually takes 2 days to 2 weeks from the day you place your order for it to be shipped.
Estimated shipping times
At most cases you will receive your order within 5 to 10 working days (EU). If you're located outside the EU it takes 7 to 15 working days depending on the country.
United States : 7-15 working days
Canada : 7-20 working days
Europe : 4-8 working days
Greece : 1-2 working days
Australia : 7-15 working days
Everywhere else : 7-20 working days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. In any case of delay you should contact me, I will do my best to help you and we can find a solution together.
-Australian and Canadian customers: Australian Post and Canadian Post does not offer online tracking services for international packages.
So you have only the registered option and the online tracking works only until the moment that the parcel leaves Greece. However, you can ask your local post office by phone or e-mail to track your package.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Each item is made with extra care and sent out well packaged.
If however you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to me within 3 days of reception, in unworn and undamaged condition, and I will refund its price ,as soon as I receive the item,minus the shipping the cost. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Custom made items cannot be returned and refunded.