Viking World Serpent Ring
In the myths of the vikings, Jormungandr, the World Serpent, encircles Midgard or Middle Earth, lying in the ocean and biting its own tail. This Ouroboros motif is found in many cultures from the Egyptians and Greeks onwards, symbolising the balancing force of nature, that constantly renews itself. An 11th century viking craftsman made a beautiful bracelet in this form, and this has inspired me to remake it as a World Serpent ring for the finger, in the elegant Ringerike style.
I have made the ring in two sizes, large and small. They are open at the back, where the serpent's tail goes into the mouth. So both are adjustable and you can bend them gently for a perfect fit.
Which size is right for you?
As a rough guide, a large ring will fit a medium to large male finger, or a large female finger. A small ring will fit a small to medium female finger.
If you want to be more exact, please measure the circumference of your finger with a strip of paper, and compare your millimeter measurement with this table:
At its widest adjustment, this ring will fit 74mm circumference.
At a regular adjustment, this ring will fit 67mm circumference.
At its smallest adjustment, this ring will fit 63mm circumference.
At its widest adjustment, this ring will fit 58mm circumference.
At a regular adjustment, this ring will fit 53mm circumference.
At its smallest adjustment, this ring will fit 50mm circumference.
You can adjust the ring easily yourself by using a piece of wood, or something similar, to prise the ring open, or to tap it to a smaller size. If you prefer, you can add a note to your order in the comments section and we will adjust the ring for you to a specific size.