Rare and Unusual Vintage Egyptian Scarab Sterling Necklace
" FAIENCEWERE - TRADITIONALLY USED BY ANCIENT EGYPTIANS IN JEWELRY MAKING SYMBOLIZED SCARABS AS DEPICTION OF THE DEITY ROLLING THE SUN ACROSS THE SKY EVERY DAY. ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH RESURRECTION. THE NAME OF A PHARAOH WAS INSCRIBED ON SCARAB JEWELRY, SEALS, AMULETS, ETC."
Features semi precious, hand carved, cabochon gemstones, which include: amethyst, carnelian, clear quartz, rose quartz, black onyx and more. Gemstone Cabochons are set into hand crafted floral Sterling settings as pictured. There are 15 stones altogether with 13 being gemstones and 2 smaller ones towards the ends made of a glazed material known as FAIENCEWERE, (defined above) which was popular in scarab jewelry at the time. The flat back sides have inscriptions on each stone. The necklace is a collar style designed to follow the curve of the neck and looks wonderful on. The box style slide-in locking clasp features a Pharaoh motif embossed into the sterling metal and the chain is beautifully hand crafted. The largest cabochon in the middle of the necklace measures approx. 1" long with the others graduating down in size to the smallest at each end which measure approx. 5/8" or 16.5mm.
Very rare - one like this sold on eBay for 1600.00 (item # 331578647432)
That necklace had two less Gemstone sets but had extender links.