Plebeian, dung-dwelling beetles, ecosystem saviors, or immortal gods of time? Perhaps all three? Today's drop features the most profound selection of ancient scarabs I've ever had, presented in Egyptian Revival art deco to Vintage settings; scroll to savor.
This first feature is this glorious Ancient Egyptian Scarab in Revival/Art Deco Setting. A symbol of immortality, the sacred Egyptian scarab is famous for rolling manure balls as part of an elaborate mating ritual. Although unpleasant in practice, this very act of trundling dung mounds is what earned the beetles their worshipped place in ancient Egyptian culture because of a divine affiliation with the sun god Ra. By far the cleanest ancient Egyptian scarab we've ever come across, this massive 30mm pendant will STUNN all who encounter it.
Since the sun was believed to die each night and reborn each morning as a beetle, the scarab took on significant regenerative powers. The deceased needed to harness these powers to be reborn in the afterlife. In the same way, the sun was reborn each morning. These special Double-Set Ancient Egyptian Scarabs are in solid 12k gold, and feature gorgeous braid work around exterior bezel setting, scalloped lotus setting all around, and boasts its original bail.
Along with embodying the concept of existence, development, and growth, the scarab was revered for representing the cycle of life and death. What better way to symbolize a ride-or-die commitment than by carving these symbolic amulet buggies into stunning rings? This pair features one scarab set with portraits of Pharaoh Mena on the shoulders and the other set with portraits of Queen Cleopatra. The scarabs are likely ancient, as authentic Pharaonic items were often mounted in jewelry and sold as tourist items in the late 1800s through the early 20th century.