Egyptian Scarab Beetle Jewelry

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The golden age of modern scarab beetle jewelry was the 1950's when they were used as carved stones in bracelets, earring, pendants, and rings.  The Van Dell jewelry company made a wide range of scarab jewelry which was very popular.  Since that time Scarabs have fallen out of favor as a fashion accessory.   Lately however I’ve noticed more and more jewelry companies including scarab beetle gemstones in their lines.  The history of the scarab is as fascinating as the jeweled critters themselves.

Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt, meaning they have been around for 3000 years.  The Egyptian god Ra was believed to push the setting sun along the skyline in the same way as the beetle rolls dung into a ball for eating and laying eggs.  In many artifacts the scarab beetle is shown pushing the sun along its course in the sky.

Scarabs were a symbolic motif that represented regeneration and rebirth, and was thought to bring protection, luck and vitality to the wearer.  They were given to soldiers before battle, and women for fertility.  They were also put into the tombs of Egyptian royalty as grave goods.  One of the most famous Egyptian kings to memorialize the Scarab Beetle was Amenhotep III.  Anybody who has seen any of the “Mummy” series of films starring Brendon Fraser will recognize the name and remember the scenes of millions of beetles consuming Amenhotep's enemies.

Scarab jewelry was crafted from many different of stones and materials.  Ancient examples of scarab beads have been found made from clay, glass, bone, metal, wood, and gemstones.  Often plain media was glazed in different colors to represent symbolism.  The color blue was symbolic of the Nile River, red for the sun, green for new life.

Recent interest in Scarab Beetle jewelry, both new and vintage, is creating a growing niche market for the beautiful colored stone jewelry.  Designers are starting to include scarab stones on all types of jewelry as wells as belts and purses.  The older jewelry from the 1950s is still relatively inexpensive as collector jewelry goes, and the colors make them fun to mix and match as fashion accessories.  I’m keeping an eye on the price of the vintage pieces to see if the prices rise as fashion designers incorporate modern scarab jewelry into their lines.

VAN DELL GOLD FILLED 12K w EMERALD GREEN  TIGER EYE BROWN SCARAB BROOCH PIN
VAN DELL GOLD FILLED 12K w EMERALD GREEN TIGER EYE BROWN SCARAB BROOCH PIN
$10.00
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vintage STERLING SILVER EGYPT EGYPTIAN SCARAB PENDANT REBIRTH FREE SHIPPING
vintage STERLING SILVER EGYPT EGYPTIAN SCARAB PENDANT REBIRTH FREE SHIPPING
$37.40
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VINTAGE STUNNING TURQUOISE COLOR ALABASTER CARVED SCARAB NECKLACE
VINTAGE STUNNING TURQUOISE COLOR ALABASTER CARVED SCARAB NECKLACE
$19.99
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VINTAGE 12K GF WRE SCARAB BROOCH WITH CARVED GEMSTONES
VINTAGE 12K GF WRE SCARAB BROOCH WITH CARVED GEMSTONES
$15.00
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VINTAGE LOT GOLD FILLED G F JEWELRY WATCH FOB PINS SCARABS BRACELETS NECKLACES
VINTAGE LOT GOLD FILLED G F JEWELRY WATCH FOB PINS SCARABS BRACELETS NECKLACES
$110.00
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Rare Symmetalic 3 Stone Scarab pin Found in Grandmas collection
Rare Symmetalic 3 Stone Scarab pin Found in Grandmas collection
$29.99
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EXTRA ORDINARY c1940s Vintage Egyptian Revival Scarab FULL PARURE
EXTRA ORDINARY c1940s Vintage Egyptian Revival Scarab FULL PARURE
$188.00
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Vintage 12k Gold Filled Glass  Gemstone Scarab Bracelet 75 Length
Vintage 12k Gold Filled Glass Gemstone Scarab Bracelet 75 Length
$28.00
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Scarab Braclette
Scarab Braclette
$16.00
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VINTAGE SCARAB WREATH PIN BROOCH GOLD TONE ESTATE
VINTAGE SCARAB WREATH PIN BROOCH GOLD TONE ESTATE
$9.95
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VINTAGE 12K GF MULTI GEMSTONE SCARAB FLORAL BROOCH SIGNED CR CO
VINTAGE 12K GF MULTI GEMSTONE SCARAB FLORAL BROOCH SIGNED CR CO
$6.99
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Vintage Medallion Necklace Pendant Scarabs Egyptian Revival
Vintage Medallion Necklace Pendant Scarabs Egyptian Revival
$114.99
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VINTAGE GOLD PLATED 5 STONE SCARAB CIRCLE PIN WITH LEAVES  GRAY MOONSTONE
VINTAGE GOLD PLATED 5 STONE SCARAB CIRCLE PIN WITH LEAVES GRAY MOONSTONE
$30.00
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c1900 Art Nouveau Art Deco EGYPTIAN Revival Amethyst Scarab Link Czech Necklace
c1900 Art Nouveau Art Deco EGYPTIAN Revival Amethyst Scarab Link Czech Necklace
$284.00
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2 VINTAGE12K GF SCARAB BEETLE TIGER EYE STONE ETC BRACELETS
2 VINTAGE12K GF SCARAB BEETLE TIGER EYE STONE ETC BRACELETS
$73.99
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Vintage art deco costume jewellery glass beads egyptian scarab necklace Neiger
Vintage art deco costume jewellery glass beads egyptian scarab necklace Neiger
$24.54 (1 Bid)
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Vintage 14K Gold Blue Cabachon Carved Scarab Pendant
Vintage 14K Gold Blue Cabachon Carved Scarab Pendant
$99.99
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ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN REAL SCARAB BEETLE STICKPIN
ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN REAL SCARAB BEETLE STICKPIN
$87.50
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VINTAGE GF 12K GOLD FILLED TIGERS EYE CARNELIAN SCARAB CIRCLE PIN DELICATE 12
VINTAGE GF 12K GOLD FILLED TIGERS EYE CARNELIAN SCARAB CIRCLE PIN DELICATE 12
$86.24
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EXCEPTIONAL NETTIE ROSENSTEIN CORAL MOLDED GLASS EGYPTIAN SCARAB CLIP EARRINGS
EXCEPTIONAL NETTIE ROSENSTEIN CORAL MOLDED GLASS EGYPTIAN SCARAB CLIP EARRINGS
$224.95
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Recent interest in Scarab Beetle jewelry, both new and vintage, is creating a growing niche market for the beautiful colored stone jewelry.
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Wanda Fitzgerald is a Florida native and an vintage charm collector who loves to share her adventures in an e-commerce jewelry business with anyone who is interested.

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