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. This particular scarab, which we’ve lovingly nicknamed “Mint,” is in jadeite and has been delicately carved. The scale is wonderful and three-dimensional, and fits the finger perfectly. This ring boasts a saturated spring green color and we love that the color pays homage to ancient Egyptian scarabs, which were often a blue or green faience color. We know this scarab will be an excellent addition to any collection.
Materials and Features:
Jadeite, 18ct gold
Vintage, c. 1920’s
Includes carvings of a gourd, a llama, and a knife on reverse of stone
Weight: 4.24 grams
Dimensions: 15mm x 12mm stone
Ring size: 7.0 US
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.
18ct Vintage Jadeite Scarab Flip Ring/Pendant