millennia-old talisman

More than 2000 years old, egyptian scarab, set in our workshop

The history of jewellery is full of curious currents and fashions; the number of materials processed into jewellery is legion. It also happens that very old gemstones or ancient artifacts of long extinct cultures have been recast in later times to commemorate these vanished eras of world history. At the auction of an old English private collection in the south of England, we came across some ancient Egyptian artifacts that we couldn't resist. They are more than 2000 year old faience and steatite scarabs that must have come to England in the early 20th century. These hand-cut or hand-moulded beetle sculptures date from the late period of the Pharaonic Empire, which ended with the death of the last Pharaoh Cleopatra in 30 BC. In ancient Egypt, the scarab was understood as a symbol of resurrection and life and was considered a lucky charm. This is why this specimen still shows the hole with which it was once worn on a cord around the neck. Our goldsmith has forged rings of high quality gold to the stones, in which the scarabs are rotatably set, because the underside of the beetles shows ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The original holes are used here to set the stones. This ring with its more than 2,000 year old scarab is part of a millennia old tradition of talismans and symbols of luck. In this offer you have the opportunity to acquire a rare relic from antiquity that can be worn by both ladies and gentlemen - newly set in gold by us.

In jewellery design, some motifs, styles and themes have such a lasting influence that jewellers and goldsmiths continue to revisit them centuries or even millennia later. This is especially true of the revival of ancient Egyptian motifs in the so-called Egyptian Revival. After Napoleon's failed Egyptian campaign of 1798, the forms of the art of the Pharaonic Empire spread throughout Europe and beyond. A next wave of revivals was shown, most notably, at the World's Fairs of London and Paris in the 2nd half of the 19th century. The last significant surge of influence came in the Art Deco era, when in 1922 the spectacular treasures from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen thrilled the astonished world public. But even over the years, the land on the Nile lost nothing of its fascination.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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