Scarab Nugget Bracelet
The scarab beetle rolls its food into a ball, suggesting to the ancient Egyptians the rolling of the all-powerful sun across the sky. Thus the scarab became the symbol of the sun-god.
The beetle, which lives underground, was believed to be reborn every day at noon when it came to the surface to take flight. The scarab became the symbol of resurrection and eternal life. To commemorate specific events, a seal was carved in the form of a scarab with the date and event inscribed on its back.
This large pewter link bracelet has an antique silver finish and a carved scarab turquoise nugget drop. Bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches long with a toggle clasp. Scarab is hand carved and 1 inch overall.
|Turquoise||Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. It has been used in jewelry and decorative uses thru the ages in Ancient Egypt as well as in many native American crafts.|
|Pewter||Pewter is a malleable metal alloy, traditionally 85–99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper and other metals. It has a low melting point and is very easy to cast in molds. It has been used since ancient times for everything from jewelry to table wear and was once called the "poor mans silver". Generally pewter has a grayish/silver semi-dull finish, though this varies depending on the metals combined with the tin and can be colored black or other shades or plated with gold or silver. All our pewter pieces are lead and nickel free. Pewter is generally hypo-allergenic and will not tarnish or react in most conditions. Note it can break or crack if flexed multiple times and rings cannot be re-sized, though interior ring springs or other adjusters might be used.|
|Country of Origin|
|Origin||Hand made in the USA|