Sterling Silver (925/1000), Fine Silver (999/1000), & Clay Scarab Ring

Index Price: Sample Only - POA. Available on Order - expect 2 weeks for making and delivery.

Based on scarab amulet rings of Egyptian design from early XVIIIth Dynasty (1550 BCE). Originally made from Lapis Lazuli, the scarab (Kheper) represents 'becoming' or 'perpetual renewal'. The scarab swivels and often had an engraved design on the base which could be used as a seal. The shank (the band which goes around the finger) and pivot were tradition made from pure (24K) Gold.

This ring is handcrafted from Sterling Silver (925/1000), Fine Silver (999/1000), and Clay. The shank uses authentic construction from the period, where a strip of precious metal was rolled to form a hollow tube and the seam soldered. Fine Silver wire is coiled around one end of the shank, passes through the scarab forming a pivot, and then is coiled around the other end of the shank.

I couldn't source hardstone scarabs of any type which weren't already engraved with a mass-produced, meaningless, sigil, so I had to make my own. I hand-mixed gold and blue clays to simulate lapis lazuli, and then carved a tradition scarab form into it before baking. The base is left blank, but can have a personal sign or seal carved into it. (See next ring for an example.)

SAMPLE ONLY: Commissions taken in the metal (Gold, Silver, or Copper) of your choice.

N.B. If you are a carver of hardstone scarabs I would be pleased to hear from you - see Contact page.

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