This symbolic Pewter Caduceus Keychain is hand cast and hand finished in the USA, using Fine American Pewter. It has a shiny finish resembling antiqued silver and is adorned with Genuine Swarovski Crystal. Deep Red is the color for January and the Zodiac signs Capricorn and Aquarius when they fall within the month. The Caduceus is on a 1 1/4″ classic split ring. Our Pewter Keychains make terrific gifts for family, friends, business associates…especially a doctor, nurse or medical professional…and of course, yourself. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this keepsake for years to come! A little History about the Caduceus… The Caduceus is the legendary herald’s wand of the Greek God Hermes. This symbol, a winged staff entwined by two serpents, is nearly universal, found in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, where it is always a symbol of harmony and balance. The symbol may have originally been a symbol of the sovereignty of the Goddess Tanit. In the Hermetic Tradition, the Caduceus is a symbol of spiritual awakening, and has been likened to the Kundalini serpents of Hindu mysticism. The Caduceus is often used as a symbol for medicine or doctors, in place of the Rod of Asclepius which is the usual symbol of the medical profession. Early confusion between the symbols almost certainly arose due to the links between alchemy and Hermes, whose symbol is the Caduceus. By the end of the 16th century, alchemy became widely associated with medicine in some areas, leading to some use of the Caduceus as a Medical symbol.
Fine American Pewter – Lead Free
Made in the USA, Hand cast and Hand Finished
Genuine Swarovski Crystal
Unique Keychain – Classic split ring measures 1 1/4 inch or 32mm
1 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches, including loop