Art Nouveau 14kt Turquoise Scarab & Snake Egyptian Revival Ring
During the 19th century, the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced and brought on what is referred to as "archaeological revival jewelry," or "Egyptian revival jewelry." The initial Egyptian Revival period flourished from the 1820s and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery, such as the scarab beetle, sphinxes, pharaohs, and hieroglyphics.
A fabulous Egyptian Revival scarab ring from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! This stunning piece is made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold and displays a fantastic hand carved turquoise scarab beetle at the center. The turquoise stone has wonderful hand carved details and beautiful sea green coloring with marbled dark green and pale yellow hues. The bezel set scarab is accented by two gold snakes that form the shoulders of the ring and wrap around the outside of the turquoise. Each snake has a coiled body with lightly engraved detail depicting its facial features and scales. The underside of the scarab reveals a simple carving depicting a hieroglyphic symbol, and the band is stamped "E.S.L.", "E.B.D.", and "14K" along with a small star. This magnificent ring looks wonderful when worn and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 4.75 but could easily be re-sized. The center of the ring measures 5/8" tall and slightly less than 1/2" wide.
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 carved turquoise scarab, which is intact.