Antique Victorian Scarab Beetle 14K Gold Earrings
Rare antique Victorian earrings 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 and hook closures. Each beetle even has antennae. I have a matching brooch 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: Each earring measures 1.2 inches long
Weight: 3.4 grams together
Condition: The beetles have remained surprisingly unscathed through all these years and the gold bears a lovely patina. Exceptional and hard to find authentic Egyptian revival jewelry!