Editor’s Notes: A magical necklace with meaning, for chic layering or wearing solo.
A little history… Scarabs were a symbol of rebirth, immortality, transformation and protection. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. Primarily amulets, they were also inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals or were incorporated into jewellery… such as this Faience Scarab inscribed with Cartouche of Tuthmosis III c. 1400BC, which has been beautifully set with vibrant red coral, turquoise and healing prehnite on 18k white gold.
One of the greatest military leaders in antiquity and among the most impressive monarchs in Egypt’s history, Tuthmosis III created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen.
Egyptian Faience: In Ancient Egypt objects created with Faience were considered magical… the blue/turquoise colour glaze linked to the undying shimmer of the sun and powers of rebirth. Egyptian Faience is the oldest known glazed ceramic and was first developed more than 6000 years ago in Mesopotamia.
Claire van Holthe for Ancienne Ambiance: We’re thrilled to present in collaboration with resident jeweller Claire van Holthe an enchanting collection of Ancient amulets and beads from various cultures set with modern 18k gold… thousands of years old and of museum quality, given a new life as wearable history for today and decades to come.
One of a kind, hand-made by Claire van Holthe. Beautifully presented in hand-crafted black gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.
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