A snake of ancient Egypt for the Ouroboros collection by Gucci in the reign of Alessandro Michele. New pieces are now added to the collection presented at Baselworld ♦ ︎
Gucci is also jewelry. The Maison with the green and red ribbon, in fact, for some time also offers extensions of its style in the jewelry industry. But, as you know, fashion houses follow the way of understanding the look dictated by their creative director. Here, then, that the Ouroboros collection presented at Baselworld has the imprint of Alessandro Michele, the face and signature of the Tuscan Maison. So, under the sign of the snake, it is also found on prêt-à-porter and bags. The Ouroboros jewelry collection, based on the classic design of the creeping reptile, refers to the Egyptian symbol of the snake eating its tail, endless creation and destruction. It is also a symbol associated with alchemy, gnosticism and hermeticism.
The new pieces of the Gucci Ouroboros collection include rings of different widths (three laps or five turns), which can be worn together.
But it is likely that those who buy it do not pay much attention to the symbolism of antiquity.
The collection also includes 18-karat yellow gold multi-finger rings, with a round brilliant, sapphires, red topaz and white and black diamonds. The ring in the most precious version has five laps. And it is only the beginning, because Gucci has announced that he will propose other jewels with the shape of the snake, in particular necklaces and pendants. Margherita Donato