Snakes have been a reoccurring theme in jewelry since the beginning of time, symbolizing both good and evil in many cultures.

For jewelry, the shape alone is an intriguing way to get metal and stones to wind their way around arms and fingers. The design possibilities are endless with this theme and that’s why it’s seemingly the most popular singular motif around today--it seems that every designer has at least one serpentine design.

Here are 16 versions of slithering gorgeousness to liven up any look.

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