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.
Converted from an antique earring and paired with a replica shank, this ring has a beautiful tigers eye stone carved to resemble the famous classic motif of the scarab. A wonderful unisex piece you'll find yourself reaching for again and again!
Size (can be resized): 9.5
Dimensions: Ring top is 1/2" wide
Weight: 9.48 grams
Materials: Gold, Tigers Eye
Metal: 14K yellow gold (shank), 1/20 14K yellow gold over sterling (original element)
Condition: Excellent converted Antique condition commensurate with age and wear