Ancient Egyptians revered the scarab beetle for its seemingly magical strength and mysterious life cycle. Khepri, an Egyptian god of the early morning with the head of a scarab, was believed to push the sun into the sky at the dawn of each day and down to the underworld at dusk, a myth likely inspired by observing scarab beetles pushing balls of dung across the sand.
Scarab amulets lend the power of the this sacred beetle to its wearer, symbolizing creation, life and rebirth.
Our scarab's design is based on an antique soapstone Egyptian revival bead maternally passed down (see last image) and possesses a lovely weight to it.
Available as a recycled brass pendant and 14k gold fill chain, gold vermeil pendant on 14k gold fill chain, or sterling pendant and chain. The chain is 18" in length.