This 18ct Gold Egyptian faience scarab ring is potentially the oldest jewel we have in our collection. With a solid 18ct Gold ring band dating to the Victorian era, this wonderful ring has a pre-Hellenistic ancient faience scarab at the centre.
This antique Gold ring epitomises the 19th century "Egyptomania" that swept through Europe. The discovery of ancient Egyptian tombs led to many classical revival styles of jewels, but many pieces contained original ancient parts - like this ring! A museum-quality piece, this ring is an heirloom you can treasure forever.
ERA: The ring and settings are Victorian era (Egyptian revival), c.1870. The scarab faience is of ancient origins (2000-4000BCE).
RING SIZE: UK Size H / US Size 3 & 3/4
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MEASUREMENTS: Scarab 14mm long x 9mm wide.
Setting is 16.5mm long x 12mm wide.
Ring shank 1.5mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 18ct Gold (bloomed), Faience Stone. (The term "faience" is a finely glazed ceramic beads, figures and other small objects found in Egypt as early as 4000BC. In this instance, it is composed mainly of silica (sand or crushed quartz), along with small amounts of sodium and calcium, finished with a faded turquoise glaze.)
HALLMARKS: Tested as 18ct Gold (bloomed), inc. shank and setting.
EXCELLENT-VERY GOOD: This 18ct Gold Egyptian Faience scarab ring is in remarkable condition, especially considering its long life! The scarab itself still retains its original charm, with its authentic engravings all intact. The solid 18ct Gold settings and ring band are also superb. What is also rare is that this ring has an articulated band, which allows the piece to also be suspended from a chain as a pendant. It is safe to say that we are frankly obsessed with this piece and you will be too!