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.
This beautiful scarab link bracelet from the late Art Deco (ca1930s) era is a wonderful example of Egyptian Revival jewelry! The lovely piece is crafted in 12kt yellow gold-fill and comprised of 5 multi-stone scarab links. Each link portrays a single scarab beetle, with an oval-shaped body and a carved surface depicting its face and wings. The scarabs are held within a yellow gold-fill bezel which is open on both sides, allowing you to see the hieroglyphic-like symbols carved on the underside. Included in the ensemble of stones are carnelian, rock quartz crystal, chalcedony, tiger's eye, and rose quartz. The colorful stones look wonderful next to each other and are perfectly complimented by the gold setting. Textured spacer rings connect each link together, and a simple spring ring clasp stamped "12K" securely fastens the bracelet together. A wonderful work of Egyptian Revival art, this colorful bracelet looks marvelous when worn and would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures 7" long. The scarab links measure approximately 1/2" wide, 5/8" long and a little more than a 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting or to any of the carved scarab links, all of which are secure and intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.