Late Art Deco 18kt Yellow Gold Faience Scarab Ring
During the 19th century the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced and brought on what is referred to as “archaeological revival jewelry”. The initial Egyptian Revival period flourished from the 1820's and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery such as the scarab beetle.
A fabulous faience scarab ring from the Late Art Deco (ca1930) era! This stunning ring is made of 18kt yellow gold and depicts a faience scarab beetle. The scarab has wonderful hand carved detail, pastel blue color and is prong set in gold. The gorgeous mounting sits high above the finger and has a lovely carved design that can be seen from the sides. The underside of the band is stamped “18K”. This wonderful and rare piece would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.75 but it could easily be resized. The scarab beetle measures approximately 1/2" wide, a little more than 3/4" tall and has a depth of 1/4". The entire ring sits about 1/2" above the finger.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the scarab beetle.