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Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA
Zoom Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace - COMMON ERA

Ancient Scarab Gold Talisman Necklace

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♺  Ethically crafted from recycled metals in our RJC-certified studio

♡  Every sale helps an animal in need

Story

Egyptian scarabs are one of the oldest examples of engraved talismanic gems to be found in history. 

The Egyptian sun god Ra was seen rolling the sun across the sky each day, disappearing at night only to revive again each morning. An echo of this phenomenon was seen in the behavior and life cycle of a scarab beetle, a microcosm of the rising and falling of the sun, life and death and life once again. The scarab became culturally significant to the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of renewal and regeneration.

While the scarab hieroglyph represents ideas of existence, manifestation, and growth, most Egyptians wore their scarab amulets to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. Scarab amulets were commissioned to commemorate royal weddings and births, to honor family members, and were exchanged as gifts in ancient times—one in the Met reads, "May Ra grant you a happy new year.”

Later, as Egyptian culture came to permeate the Roman Empire, Roman legionnaires wore rings set with scarabs, believing they would grant courage and strength.

Product Details

  • 0.6" / 17mm pendant
  • 20 inch 1.1mm wheat chain with 18 inch jump ring included with Gold Vermeil pendant
  • 20 inch solid 14k gold 1mm cable chain can be purchased with solid gold pendant

About Our Metals

18k Gold Vermeil
Solid 925 sterling silver plated with a 3 micron thick layer of 18 karat gold. Five times thicker than industry standard gold plating and composed entirely of precious metals. Gold Vermeil is a French technique that is a significant step up from regular gold-plated jewelry, which is most often made from cheap brass with a thin flash-plating of gold.

14k Solid Gold
Solid gold is an investment that lasts forever and is perfect to be passed down through generations, historically appreciating in value. Each solid gold piece is made to order within 4 - 6 weeks in our NYC studio.

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We use only conflict-free gems and 100% recycled gold and silver. All collections are crafted in our RJC-certified studio - the highest level of ethical and sustainability certification there is.

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3% of all profits are donated to the Animal Welfare Institute, and we maintain additional ongoing donations to other organizations such as Slaughterhouse Survivors.

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We are 100% woman-owned and independent. We do not have any outside investors and are entirely self-funded.

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