SOLD Egyptian Revival 18ct Gold Scarab Ring
This stunning ring is made from 18ct gold and has a marvellous faience scarab beetle set to the centre. The scarab is likely to be an ancient piece that has been set in a later mount. The mount is from the Art Deco period, circa 1920s, when there was a major revival of in all things Egyptian due to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. As is customary of these items, the beetle rotates on an axle when the ring is not worn and has a flat base with heiroglyphics on the underside. The ring has wonderful gold coils on either side of the scarab and the shank is angled to a centre point all the way around. This is a beautiful quality piece and is in immaculate condition. It looks as though it has not been worn.
To the ancient Egyptians the scarab was a common beetle that symbolised hope and the restoration of life. Scarab jewellery was often given as a gift and the differing colours that scarabs were made in symbolised different things; green represents growth.
Materials - 18ct gold (tested), faience scarab
Age - C1920s
Condition - Excellent
Size - Scarab 0.4" long
Ring size US 6 UK L 1/2 This ring could be re-sized