jewelry handmade austin
jewelry handmade austin
jewelry handmade austin

Scarab Earrings

Regular price $140.00

In ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was a popular amulet associated with the sun god Re. This association evolved from the Egyptians' observations of the scarab moving food across the ground toward its' burrow. The Egyptians equated this process with the sun's daily cycle across the sky, believing that a giant scarab moved the sun from the eastern horizon to the west each day, making the amulet a potent symbol of rebirth. 

-excerpt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Designed & handmade in Austin, TX
  • oxidized brass & sterling silver
  • 4mm black spinel
  • entire back of earring is sterling silver including ear posts & nuts
  • 2.5" long
  • Lightweight despite their size