Vintage Huge 18kt Onyx Scarab Pendant
This huge vintage scarab pendant from the 1960's is quite a fabulous piece! French in origin, the pendant is set in 18kt yellow gold and features a massive piece of onyx carved to look like a scarab beetle. The overall design has a very simplistic appearance, with three gold stripes representing its curved wings and head, and two carved circles depicting its eyes. The pendant hangs from a large fluted gold bail with an open wire back, which is attached to the open-backed gold bezel framing its body. A fun and funky vintage piece, it has a very heavy look and feel and would look fantastic worn on a long gold chain!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 3 1/4" long, including the gold bail. The scarab beetle itself measures 2 1/2" long, 1 3/4" wide, and 1" thick. The overall weight of the piece is 106.3 grams.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to either the yellow gold setting or bail, which is secure and intact. The carved onyx shows some minor surface wear on the back side, which is normal for a vintage piece and not visible when worn.