This is a beautiful vintage English ring made with brilliant 18 karat gold. It features a gorgeous porcelain scarab at the top rendered in a mesmerizing shade of blue-green.
The ring is an exceptional representation of Egyptian Revival, a style that flourished in the early 1900s and continued to be a source of inspiration in numerous design mediums throughout the 20th century.
As you can see, the ring features a simple, ribbed shoulder that leads to a smooth band. This really lets the scarab stand out.
The scarab is a mottled shade of teal and shows nice detail. The under-gallery remains open so you can see the hieroglyphics carved on the bottom.
The dung beetle, Scarabaeus Sacer, was thought by the ancient Egyptians to represent the sun.
The symbol of the god Khepera rolled the ball of the sun across the sky to "rebirth" every morning. To them, the scarab represented new life, resurrection and rebirth.
There is a series of die-stamped hallmarks on the interior of the band.
The first mark is the sovereign's crown indicating that the ring is of British make.
This is followed by the number "18" and by an anchor (the symbol of the Birmingham Assay Office).
Finally, the date mark (a lower case "n") represents the ring's year of manufacture, 1912.
The ring shows only the slightest amount of wear on the lower band and a bit on the scarab, but it's barely noticeable. We are thrilled to say that the ring remains in outstanding vintage condition.
It is so unusual and of obvious quality.
Measurements: Size: 8 ½ Shoulders are 5mm wide, Lower band is 3mm wide, Scarab is 14mm long, 10mm wide and rises 6mm above bezel Weight: 4.3 grams (0.15 oz)