A fully dimensional serpent coils around a weathered staff, the ancient symbol of healing and medicinal arts. Our fine sculpturing reveals minute detail, from the snake's tiny crystal eyes to the craggy texture of the staff. Edgy and artful hint of goth. Suitable for wear by women and men, a stylish and unexpected ornament for everything you wear--denim, leather, velvet--in a scarf, a hat or executive neck tie...Mounted on a stick pin shaft with end clutch allowing you place it anywhere you like. Choice of burnished bronze or silver finish. Dimensions: 7/8" x 3" Made in our Los Angeles studio.
Yes, I know we called it Caduceus too, but you might know the symbol of snake and staff as Asclepius, the Greek deity of healing. It is thought that the original Hippocratic Oath began with the invocation "I swear by Apollo the Physician and by Asclepius..." In antiquity, the Aesculapian snakes crawled around freely on the floor in dormitories where the sick and injured slept.
From the Sweet Romance Pin Collection featuring icons of beauty, mystery and a hint of magic. Enduring symbols of legend, inspiration and guidance, they connect past with present for this journey called life. Using traditional bench techniques, every pin is hand-fabricated with the original sculptures of Sweet Romance and elements from our rich archive of jewelry artifacts. Made in our Los Angeles, USA studios.