Walk like an Egyptian
Vintage gold ring with more than 2000 years old Egyptian scarab
The present reversible ring is a particularly beautiful example of the inclusion of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the field of goldsmithing : the ring presents an original scarab, at least 2,000 years old, from the kingdom of the Pharaohs. The beetle, cut from steatite (soapstone), probably dates 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 worn as a good luck charm. Therefore, this specimen is still recognizable the hole with which it was once worn on a cord around the neck. The antique beetle is held in a simple setting of high carat yellow gold. Probably created in the 2nd half of the 20th century, the ring with its more than 2,000-year-old scarab is part of a millennia-old tradition of talismans and symbols of good luck. A rare relic from antiquity to be worn by both ladies and gentlemen!
In jewelry design, some motifs, styles and themes have such a lasting influence that jewelers 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 revival was shown especially 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 the country on the Nile lost none of its fascination over the years.
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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.