The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent or dragon eating it’s own tail. Early alchemists text indicated the symbol means ‘all is one’. This symbol expresses the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation.
This ring features a serpent-like snake with scale texture around the entire band with a single round 0.006 carat gemstone as it’s eye. It is available in bright diamond, ruby, or blue sapphire.
This ring is Made to Order and handmade in sterling silver finished in a high polish or blackened. If you would like to request an alternative gemstone or metal, please email email@example.com.
Carl Jung on the Ouroboros - ‘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 circulatory 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.’