Caduceus Symbol is recognized internationally as the symbol of Medicine and reached symbolism of healing the body, mind and soul. The charm features a staff with two snakes curled around it painted in silver toned enamel over deep dark background. The link is made from nickel-free stainless steel and is compatible with 9 mm Italian charms. Ancients believed snakes discovered the secret of eternal life, interpreting shedding of skin as a return to youth. Thus, the combination of snakes as symbols of healthand the staff representing both speed and peace.