Art Nouveau 14kt Egyptian Revival Gold Scarab Necklace
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 onward, and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery, such as the scarab beetle, sphinxes, pharaohs, and hieroglyphics.
A fabulous Egyptian Revival scarab necklace from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! This unusual necklace is crafted in vibrant 14kt gold and depicts a scarab beetle with outstretched wings.Textured detail covers its body, and two red gemstones represent its eyes. A single diamond is prong set at the top, adding a wonderful sparkling accent! The pendant hangs from fine gold chain attached to the tips of each wing, fastening with a spring ring clasp in the back. It's a fabulous turn-of-the-century piece with an eye-catching Egyptian Revival design, and it would make a special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 17.5" long. The scarab pendant has a 1 3/8" wingspan and measures 7/8" tall and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold pendant or chain. The gemstone accents are all intact, and the spring ring clasp fastens securely.