Experience the allure of the 1950s with this exquisitely crafted scarab brooch featuring a collection of cool semi-precious gemstones. Chrysoprase, dyed blue chalcedony, carnelian, rhodonite, unakite, jasper, bloodstone, and tiger’s-eye, all set into gold-filled metal, form a captivating wreath motif. Delight in the intricate carvings of these gemstones on the front, while the reverse reveals enchanting hieroglyph engravings. A must-have for enthusiasts of ancient Egypt and admirers of unique bug-themed jewelry alike!
Napoleon’s late 1700s conquest of Northern Africa sparked a newfound European fascination with Egyptian motifs. Subsequently, the 1920s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb triggered another surge in scarab-themed jewelry. Symbolizing rebirth and regeneration linked to the revered sun god Ra and the sun’s daily return, the scarab held profound significance. Egyptians from all walks of life embraced these scarabs as potent amulets, believing in their power to safeguard against malevolence and protect both the wearer and their household.
The brooch is in very good condition, with some signs of wear on the metal. All scarabs are not chipped or cracked and were tested. There are a few lines and marks on the back, but nothing noticeable or obvious. The brooch is stamped 1/20 12K GF.
The brooch is 1-1/2″ tall and wide. The pin weighs 6.60 grams.
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