Scarab and Ankh Necklace
This powerful Necklace in gold lead free metal accented in wonderful detail and colors will add a wonderful statement to your Egyptian Jewelry Collection!
The scarab was a sacred symbol for the Ancient Egyptians. The particular species of beetle represented in numerous amulets and works of art was commonly the large sacred scarab (Scarabaeus sacer). The action of the scarab dung beetle rolling balls of dung along the ground and depositing them in its burrows was regarded as a representation of the sun and its course through the heavens, rolled by the scarab god Khepri. In many artifacts, the scarab is depicted pushing the sun along its course in the sky. The scarab beetle became an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth, and each day the sun disappeared, always to rise again and be reborn the following day.
Ankh: As the yearly floods brought life to Egypt, so did the holy symbol of the ankh. Because of it's prosperity of giving eternal life, the ankh was originally worn by the Pharaoh God-Kings of Egypt. It is said that the ankh is the symbol of the union of Isis and Osiris; the cross of Osiris merging with the fertile oval of Isis. May the ankh awaken the bearer with the awareness of eternity that it brought to the ancients!