Beetle Mania!

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate Gemologist The influence of ancient Egyptian culture continues to reassert itself on our own every few decades. New archeological discoveries during the Victorian era resulted in an upsurge of interest in all things Egyptian, as did King Tutankhamen’s world tour in the 1970s. When it comes to jeweled expressions of this heightened interest in Egyptian jewelry, interest often turns to amulets with beautiful representations of the scarab. This tiny beetle was highly regarded by the Egyptians as a symbol of renewal and rebirth. Egyptian revival scarab jewelry featuring gold and gemstone representations of this favored talisman has included rings, pendants, brooches, necklaces, earrings, stick pins, and other pieces that are deemed timeless. These pieces are as classical as pearls and diamonds. Ancient Egyptian jewelry offers a fascinating look into a world of long ago.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or


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