Victorian Gold Filled Real Beetle 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.
This unique beetle ring is particularly lovely and from the Victorian (ca1880) era! The wonderful piece, which is gold filled, displays a fantastic real scarab beetle at the front. The scarab, which was once alive, was incorporated into this artistic design and has since survived the test of time. It has phenomenal coloring, with iridescent hues of intense green, brown, gold and black and the belly can be seen from the open underside of the ring. The band is simple and smooth with a split v shape at either shoulder. This wonderful and rare piece would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 5.75 but it could easily be re-sized. The scarab beetle measures approximately 1/2" tall, 3/8" wide and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold filled setting or to the scarab beetle.