Chinese Zodiac: 2013 The Year of The Snake Jewelry
If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the new year and into one of the latest fashion hits, maybe it’s time to let a few snake-inspired accessories slither into your wardrobe. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 rings in as the year of the snake and luckily serpents have always been in high regard in the fashion world.
For much of the world’s history, the snake has been a rather potent symbol among different civilizations. In Egypt, the snake was a symbol of royalty and worshipped as a deity. In Greece, the symbol of the snake biting its own tail was meant to represent all cycle of life and death. From the Middle Ages on, the snake has represented rebirth, passion, eternal love, fortune, and good health. The snake motif also enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during the Victorian era when Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria with a snake ring that had an emerald head.
The fantastic thing about serpentine designs is that the undulating form of the snake allows for much in the way of interpretation and inspiration. You can use a snake skin pattern, an exact copy of a snake, or have the design be as abstract as just a coiling form. Whatever your preference, there’s bound to be a snake-inspired design to suit your style.
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