This sterling silver pendant features the classic ouroboros snake design with a scale-patterned surface, providing a realistic look. The pendant is oxidized to enhance the pattern details. Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol that shows a snake or dragon consuming itself, tail-first, creating a circle that represents the cyclical nature of life. This pendant includes a ring bail.
A ring bail is essentially a jump ring (or closed ring) soldered to or inserted through the pendant; the simplest of bail styles, ring bails are ideal for lightweight or inexpensive pendant designs.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.