Victorian Gold Scarab Beetle Bracelet
An incredible Victorian scarab bracelet hand wrought in 18k gold and set with 10 genuine scarab beetles that are a rich green. In the late 1700s, Napoleon’s military campaign in Northern Africa inspired a trend for exotic pieces with Egyptian motifs like this bracelet from 1875. Not only did the Victorians link Egyptian-inspired jewelry to ancient opulence, it also held the allure of a legendary culture and its mysterious symbols, including scarabs that represented rebirth and resurrection. In excellent vintage condition. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long by 1/2" wide and 1/4" deep.