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A beautifully ornate sterling silver necklace pendant with a Victorian hand holding an ouroboros split ring - a snake eating its own tail ... wonderful just as it is or put it to work holding one or two of your wax seal necklace charms - as a charm catcher, charm holder. The hand has lovely cuff detail, a ring on her index finger, and is holding both the ouroboros split ring and a small orb between her thumb and index finger.

- description -
The lightly brushed and oxidized solid sterling silver hand is detailed on both sides with a large ornate attached bail that features a pear in the center. The bail opening measures almost 1/4" (9mm x 5mm) and will likely accommodate most any chain.
It looks wonderful suspended from a rustic and wrinkled ribbon, available here in pitch or slate blue, one yard so that you can decide whether you'd like to wear it short and tied with a bow or or nice and long.

- symbolism -
The hand is the tool of tools. It represents strength, power and protection. It's also symbolic of loyalty, strength, romance, generosity, hospitality and stability. Historically, the hand has been and continues to be symbolic of greeting and friendship.
For centuries, the shape of the pear has represented the female form in the art world, and has been symbolic of femininity and fruitfulness.
In many cultures, the pear is a symbol of affection, inner peace, comfort, longevity and the Chinese believe it to be symbolic of immortality.
An ancient symbol, the ouroboros signifies infinity, eternity, and the cycle of life and death.

The hand with its ornate cuff is typical of the Victorian era but we haven't been able to positively date it. The original antique ouroboros was gold and dates back to the 19th century.
We have borrowed these from history and reproduced them in sterling silver to share with you.

- approximate hand measurement - 1 1/4" x 3/8" (31mm x 10mm)
- ouroboros size - 3/4" (18mm)
- total charm measurement - 1 3/4" x 3/4"
- metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed next to an old US dime for scale
- the cable chain is sold separately here. It's shown oxidized but also available in shiny silver and in a variety of lengths

Impressed with history!

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