Ancient Egyptians noticed that the Dung Beetle rolled its dung into a ball to lay its eggs. The rolling of the ball was like the movement of the sun across the sky. That is how their god Khepri came to be shaped like a beetle and to be reborn every morning to make day happen.
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, and hit another peak in 1922, with the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by Howard Carter--one of the only Egyptian royal tombs to be found completely intact.
We had this ring made from an antique carved lapis scarab which was originally a Victorian stick pin, pairing it with a simple vintage band that allows the faux hieroglyphs to be seen on the underside. A great piece to wear every day, appropriate for men and women alike!
Size (can be resized): 8
Weight: 5.2 grams
Materials: Gold, carved Lapis
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Marks: 14K Wea Lok R Bros
Condition: Excellent condition. Antique scarab, Vintage band