Sterling silver ring with 18ct yellow gold plating (also available with rhodium plating, see separate listing). The ring appears delicate but actually has incredible inherent strength as a single cast, hand finished piece. Inspired by a fairy-tale that I wrote about a princess who wanted the freedom to choose her future, but the king and queen wanted her to get married and kept presenting princes for her to choose from. She did not fall love with any of them, but one night an evil price stole her and hid her away in his cave because at night he turned into a python. When her true love arrived to save her and give her her freedom of choice back, as he took her from the python's grip he tore some of the snake's skin and wrapped it around her finger and it turned to gold. The python scale motif of the ring represents the co-existence of strength and fragility in nature, and in our relationships, and how true love brings us freedom, strength, and restoration.