Vintage Sterling Scarab Ring Size 7.5, 925 Silver Exotic Egyptian Beetle Ring
Vintage Sterling Scarab Ring Size 7.5, 925 Silver Egyptian Beetle Ring, Exotic Ethnic Middle East Jewelry, Mediterranean Handmade Jewelry, Beige Carved Faience Ring, Ancient Symbol Of Rebirth, Egyptian Revival Souvenirs, Carved Stone Scarab Bug, Pharaonic Kingdom Jewelry, Ceramic and Silver Egypt Ring, Art Deco Style Jewelry, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Pagan God Khepri, Engraved Etched Oval Ring, God Amon Ra, Amulet Magical Ring
Ring size 7.5 / Top 2.2cm / Weight 8 grams / All dimensions are approximate / For best indication of condition please refer to photos.
Exotically striking vintage beige Faience scarab beetle ring. This Egyptian Revival large oval ring features carved Faience and 925 sterling silver setting with rope design. There are engraved hieroglyphs on the back of the stone. There was a huge surge of interest in all things Egyptian in the early twentieth century specially because the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. Such a jewel may have likely been a souvenir from travels to Egypt. The scarab beetle was a significant Egyptian symbol of constant rebirth and eternal life.
*In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidae family (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs; this way, the larvae hatch and are immediately surrounded by food. For these reasons the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day.