Men's en Vogue 22 x 16mm Lapis Lazuli & Multi Gemstone Scarab Pendant w/ Cord
Your own unique personality will carry this design with panache! A look that transcends generations and fashion trends, this pendant is designed from polished sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents. The pendant portrays an image of a Scarab beetle, an important image in ancient Egyptian culture. The red jade represents the sun that god Kheperi pushed across the sky.
The pendant features one fancy flat cut 22 x 16mm dyed blue lapis lazuli cabochon in an adhesive setting. This is topped with one round shaped 5mm dyed red jade cabochon in a bezel setting and two round full cut 1.75mm sapphires in bead settings. The lapis weighs 11.24ct, the jade weighs 0.21ct, and the total sapphire weight is 0.06ct (all approximate). This pendant measures 1-5/16"L x 3/4"W and includes a 22" black rubber cord that secures with a lobster clasp.
Complete the look with the matching ring 112-197.
About the Egyptian Scarab
Ancient Egyptians believed that life came forth from the Mount of Creation, which rose out of the ocean and chaos of the world. When they saw the scarab beetle hatchlings emerging from the mound they were in, it was believed they were capable of spontaneous creation - a gift from the gods. It is because of this "spontaneous creation", the scarab became worshiped as the god Kheperi (also seen as Khepera and Khephri) and as a symbol of regeneration and renewal. Kheperi translates into "coming into being" or "who brings into being". Also, because the scarab beetle was often seen dung-rolling and pushing the ball wherever it went, it was associated with the solar system and was believed to push the sun along the sky in the same manner.
Scarab amulets were also known to be placed over the heart of the mummified deceased. Referred to as "heart scarabs", these amulets were meant to be weighed against the "feather of truth" during final judgment. The amulets were often inscribed with a spell from the Book of the Dead which entreated the heart to, "do not stand as a witness against me."
Part of the Men's en Vogue Collection. Made in China. Comes with a romance card. Gemstones may vary in color or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.