Antique Victorian 14K Gold Scarab Beetle Brooch
Superb antique Victorian brooch set with real Egyptian scarab beetles in a heavy 14K gold frame! Each genuine scarab beetle has an iridescent emerald green body with overtones of fiery red-orange at the rim. The insects are set in a scallop frame with a solid back, tubular hinge and elongated pin. Each beetle even has antennae. I have matching earrings shown and offered in another listing should you care to make a set. Exquisite workmanship!
Considered highly collectible, Victorian scarab jewelry is somewhat rare because the fragile beetles are easily damaged. Beetles were an Egyptian symbol for rebirth and the Victorians relished in their unique form.
Materials: 14 karat gold
Gemstone: Genuine scarab beetles
Measurements: The brooch measures just a hair shy of 2 inches
Weight: 4.1 grams
Condition: The beetles have remained intact through all these years and the gold bears a lovely patina. Exceptional and hard to find authentic Egyptian revival jewelry!