ITEM: Vintage Egyptian Revival Scarab circa 1950's
COMPOSITION: 14k yellow gold
GEMS: Tiger Eye, Chrysoprase, Rose Quartz, Carnelian & Sodalite measuring 12 X 10 mm each
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent
WEIGHT: 10.7 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 7-1/2" in length. 1/2" wide
COMMENTS: This bracelet dating to the 1950's was recently purchased from a local estate. It features five carved scarab beetles in multiple colorful gemstones set in luxurious 14k gold. The clasp is secure and has an added safety chain.
The Egyptian Scarab Beetle was used as an amulet or a good luck charm by both the rich and the poor in Egypt. The dung rolling scarab beetle was sacred to the ancient Egyptians as it seemed to emerge from nowhere. The apparent 'self-creation' of the scarab beetle resembled that of the Egyptian God Khepri / Khepera / Khephri an alternative name for the Sun God Ra or Atum, who created himself out of nothing. The scarab beetle therefore served as a symbol of regeneration and creation conveying ideas of transformation, renewal, and resurrection.