Arm rings in the form of a snake have been around probably as long as people have been making and wearing jewelry. They were particularly common in both Egyptian and Greek culture, but became extremely popular during the time of the Roman Empire, and this particular bit of fashion spread to all corners of the empire, being first imported, and then manufactured by native artisans, in places as far flung as Syria and the British isles.
While the snake has taken on a negative meaning in later times, especially in Christianity mythology, in the Classical world the snake was beneficial, and symbolized healing, regeneration and rebirth - the snake could shed its skin and be born anew.
This torc was designed to be a companion piece to our snake arm ring. While we have not found historical evidence of neck rings also being worn in the style of a coiled snake, it seems likely that they existed.
Our tribal snake torc is constructed with a medium braid of wire, and is approximately 5/16 inch (8 mm) thick. Available in bronze or sterling silver.