Part of an important collection of specimen talismans, this exceptional ring boasts an early 20th century stone scarab. Scarabs like this were often made as souvenirs that travelers (especially European and American tourists) may bring back from Egypt circa 1925, around the opening of Tut’s tomb. Made into a ring at a later date, this carefully rendered 18ct setting fits the scarab wonderfully, giving the look of an original, ancient example, without the hefty price tag. We have nicknamed this sweet example “Moonlight,” as the soft, translucent chalcedony stone displays a waxy luster throughout, allowing this special relic to glow from within. As if capturing the mystique of a foggy morning, the light gray to camel tones of this chalcedony showcase the expertly carved glyphs and details of the scarab. This special piece can be worn on the finger or as a pendant.
Materials and Features:
Chalcedony, 18ct gold
Vintage, c. 1920’s
Includes carvings of a sunset on water, an eye, and a papyrus reed on reverse of stone
Weight: 4.33 grams
Dimensions: 15mm x 12 mm stone
Ring size: 8.0 US
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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18ct Vintage Chalcedony Scarab Flip Ring/Pendant