The Western world began its love affair with Egypt with Napoleon I’s expedition in 1798. Along with his armies, he brought along scientists and artists who delved into the ancient Pharaohs and the exotic history of the land. The affinity for the Egyptian aesthetic continued into the next century, when young gentlemen and ladies of the upper classes made the "Grand Tour", sometimes venturing as far as Egypt to fulfill their wanderlust. The incredible hieroglyphics and sculptures inspired commissioned works when the travelers returned. The affinity for the Egyptian aesthetic continued into the next century, and hit another peak in 1921, with the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
Converted form an antique citrine brooch, we have used a replica of an antique shank with King Tut at the shoulders. A bright, glittering sun is upheld by Pharaohs, giving just the right stature to this impressive gem. Suitable for a dressy occasion, it will serve you well as an every day accessory as it is quite comfortable to wear!
Size (can be resized): 6.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 17mm at widest point.
Weight: 8 grams
Materials: Gold, Citrine
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent converted antique condition.