The Popularity of Snake Jewelry Throughout Time

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Snake motifs are one of the earliest historical and culturally diverse mythological symbols, and figure prominently in jewelry, particularly rings. These intriguing creatures and the alluring pieces inspired by serpents through the ages, from the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, represent a host of meanings in different countries and civilizations. In ancient times, snakes represented a duality of good and evil, depending on the culture and time period. Since snakes shed their skin they are seen as are symbols of death, rebirth, transformation, immortality healing and fertility.

There is not much talk about the snake as an evil symbol in modern times, especially not by ring and jewelry enthusiasts. We tend to see it as one of the most ubiquitous symbols there is and see it through the eyes of the nobility and legendary people who wore them and the renowned jewelers who popularized them.