B A S I C I D E A : The snake, famous symbol of medical science, was considered by the ancient Hellenes, who used them in rituals honouring Asclepius, the demi-God who, according to Mythology, was able not only to restore the health of the sick, but also to bring the dead back to life. Asclepius had been punished by Zeus for disrupting the natural order of the world, by reviving and resurrecting the dead.
M E T A L : 18K Gold – 24K Gold plated
L I T H S : Peridot
C A R A T S : Peridot: 2.3cts
O N O M A T O L O G Y E T Y M O L O G Y : Ophidian > Gr. Ophis ( = snake )