Scarab Ring

  • $120

Scarab Beetles were very popular amulets and talismans in Ancient Egypt. (Living ones would also be kept as pets and used for personal adornment!) They are also known as dung beetles, as they roll dirt into oversized balls and lay their eggs in them, which supplies their larva with food. This was seen as an earthly metaphorical symbol for the heavenly cycle of the sun, and thus also for renewal. 

The Egyptian god Khepri, who represented Ra as the rising sun was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it again the next day.

This winged scarab is based on traditional ancient Egyptian designs. The chain comes in a variety of styles and lengths. See also the Scarab pendant and new Scarab Bracelet (as well as Staghorn beetles and Rhinoceros beetles, that are also part of the scarab family) in sterling silver by Mercurious Designs.