Scarab silver pendant
The scarab was one of ancient Egypt’s most potent symbols, representing immortality, rebirth and transformation. Thousands of scarab amulets survive from the ancient Egyptian period, indicating how popular they were at that time. They were worn to bring luck in the wearer’s current life and protection in the afterlife. Egyptology became the rage in Europe during the 1800’s and 1900’s, when royal tombs and their contents were revealed, and designers applied Egyptian themes onto everything from furniture to wallpaper. Scarabs were a popular motif in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry, and in truth, our fascination with them continues to this day. Show your appreciation for ancient history when you wear this symbol that has survived for 5,000 years. To order a chain to go with it you can choose from the options below or go to our Sterling Chains section for more variety. Note: your handmade piece may vary slightly from the one pictured as no two are exactly alike.