NEW YORK, Sep 3, 2010 / FW/ — From being a fertility symbol by the Hopi Indians to a symbol of immortality to the ancient Egyptians, then being the cause of the fall of man according to Judeo-Christian teachings, the serpent is a big part of the human consciousness.

Serpents are creatures that are full of movement and Padma Lakshmi translated that movement into jewelry, you appreciate the intriguing ways that snakes can move and contort themselves.

For the Fall 2010 Padma jewelry collection, designer Padma Lakshmi has this mythical beast spiraling around your neck and piercing through your ears. These serpent jewels complete with emerald eyes and red garnet tongue, are undoubtedly eye catching!

Modern in design with delicate and unexpected twists, the Fall 2010 collection brings out the goddess within with sensual snake motifs.

Photos courtesy of Padma