The ouroboros (snake or dragon eating its own tail) is a very ancient alchemical symbol with its roots in ancient Egyptian and Greek symbolism. There are many interpretations of this powerful symbol but in most cases, it’s taken to symbolise the eternal cycle of life, renewal and rebirth. It can also symbolise eternity and the soul of the world.
In the centre of the ouroboros are the words ‘AMOR FATI’, a Latin phrase translating to ‘love of fate’. A philosophical stoic attitude to life in which we accept everything that happens in life, including suffering and loss as necessary. In short, the welcoming of all life’s experiences.
Friedrich Nietzsche described ‘amor fati’ as his formula for human greatness and in essence, it is linked to his idea of the eternal return - “That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it.”
Sometimes we all need that little reminder to power through the tough times <3
This special pendant is created in small batches, completely locally within the UK, by multi talented craftspeople. Hand carved from wax by us, then casted in Scotland, and finally hand-finished and polished (with its final beautiful gold cloak) back in London - we’ve spent hours dreaming and perfecting this beauty. It simply hangs on an unusual, antique style bar link chain. This necklace is imbued with old magic.
- Brass cast pendant, approx. 20 x 20 mm
- Brass bar link chain
- Brass findings
- Lobster clasp + hand stamped tag
- Total circumference length approx. 44 cm
- Gold plated
Each piece is gold plated in London. In order to preserve your jewellery piece, make sure to avoid contact with perfume, sprays and remove before showering.