salut­ing the year of the snake

Adorn - - OFF THE SHELF - Avail­able at Car­rera y Car­rera, Spain

One of the most glob­ally renowned jew­ellery firms, Car­rera y Car­rera of Spain, ded­i­cated two state­ment pieces in hon­our of the slith­er­ing crea­ture, the snake, in its al­ready ex­ist­ing Bes­tiario col­lec­tion. The gold jew­ellery pieces are char­ac­terised by sin­u­ous forms rep­re­sent­ing the snake and at the same time show­cas­ing the supreme skills of mas­ter crafts­men.

The Ser­pi­ente bracelet sym­bol­ises du­al­ity sym­bolic of this an­i­mal – the op­pos­ing feel­ings of the worldly and the mun­dane, the sa­cred and the profane. The bracelet nar­rates a tale of two snakes – one high­lighted with a line of white di­a­monds and the other with brown di­a­monds – en­gaged in a bat­tle. Hid­den in­side both snakes and di­rectly in con­tact with the wearer’s skin are two ru­bies placed at heart level, sym­bol­iz­ing the an­i­mal's strength and for­ti­tude. The tech­ni­cal mar­vel is com­posed of 30 in­di­vid­ual com­po­nents and took six months to craft it.

The Ser­pi­ente yel­low gold ring in the form of a snake hold­ing the green quartz freezes a mo­ment of the rep­tile’s po­si­tion and per­spec­tive just be­fore an at­tack. The life-like ring is filled with raw en­ergy.

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