Naturalistic Orphic Egg Snake Necklace
A modern take on the traditional representation of the Orphic Egg. Snakes symbolize rebirth, renewal and fluid creative energy. This highly detailed snake curves around a large bezel set turquoise or labradorite "egg" and hangs on a sturdy sterling silver chain. The Orphic Egg, also known as the cosmic egg, in many ancient cultures is viewed as the source of all life. In Greek mythology the dual deity Phanes/Protogonus was born of the cosmic egg and in turn created all other gods and goddesses. A beautiful symbol of becoming the master of your own destiny, owning your own strength, and honoring your highest self.
Each piece is made to order as natural stones are used and each bezel will be custom made to fit the stone chosen. Please choose stone and chain length before adding to your cart. The turquoise is natural American turquoise from a collection I was fortunate enough to purchase from a retiring jeweler, no two stones are alike and range in shades of pale blue to aqua, labradorite is in shades of deep flashing blue to pale green. See images for stone color examples.
Cast in sterling silver, the piece is heavily patinaed to a gorgeous charcoal silver and has been sealed to preserve the finish. As you wear your necklace the patina will soften over time and the silver will be more pronounced.