"Add magic & mystery to your jewelry line with these ouroboros post earrings. The ouroboros - the serpent eating its own tail - speaks to the cyclic nature of the universe; that creation begins after destruction, and life springs forth from death. It is humanity's never ending story, and our place within it. A powerful symbol of endless return, the ouroboros gives us all hope. Wear these mystical earrings for protection & a reminder that life is always, in the end, full of beauty. Our bronze is a high-quality Italian alloy of copper and tin that contains an anti-tarnish compound which delays, but does not eliminate, eventual oxidation."