the ouroboros is an ancient egyptian mythical creature, a serpent or a dragon curved around to eat its own tail, representing infinity and the circular nature of life.
the original motivation for olivia was a need to be creative, this quickly morphed into the desire to champion precious and highly skilled craftmanship. the way to do this is to give beautiful, innovative and crucially, well paid work, to artisans. in these collections olivia brings together thousands of years of skills ands and knowledge. the pieces have a satisfying weight. they are designed to be worn, played with and enjoyed every day, tactile and talismanic.
at the core of ouroboros is a deep appreciation for the power of sensuality and the erotic and it is olivia’s hope that these pieces empower the wearer.