Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scarab Jewelry



So, how many of you had scarab bracelets growing up? I did. Granted, it wasn’t a true scarab, just a plastic reproduction, because I certainly couldn’t afford the real thing in college. The popularity of scarab jewelry seems to go in cycles. Sometimes it’s really hot, other times, not so much. In some circles, though, scarabs have taken on a timeless quality (that's ancient Egypt for you) and are worn often. Just depends on if you like that style of jewelry, I guess.

Lately I've been thinking aobut vintage scarab rings and possibly getting one. I like the look of some I’ve seen and if they’re the right size and quality, the rings can make a bold statement. Years ago when I was doing an internship in college, the director I worked for sported an Egyptian ring on her right hand. It was gold and I loved it. To this day I can still tell you the shape and design of that ring. (And, yes, I did manage to learn something during the internship as well.) I admired this woman; she was smart, poised and stylish. Perhaps that’s why I have an affinity for that type of jewelry.

So, dear readers, do any of you have scarab jewelry that you still wear, or at least some taking up space in jewelry box?

P.S. – A note to the City of Louisville, those who oversee transportation and your road crews: what the heck happened this morning??? The roads were solid sheets of ice. It took more than an hour to drop off my kids and get into work. Cars off the roads, accidents everywhere - horrible!
Images courtesy of ebay

14 comments:

sara said...

I don't have any scarab jewelry of my own, but now I want some after seeing those pictures - fabulous! And I totally agree, the roads were TERRIBLE and the drivers on the roads were not much better. It took me about an hour to get to daycare.

James said...

I love scarab jewelry, I think it looks great. Kind of an air of mystery, don't you think?

Emily said...

Wow! Love the first scarab ring! Great things these little scarab charms...very rough and elegant at the same time...x LZ

QueenBeeSwain said...

great post! MoMo has a couple of scarab bracelets from when she was a little girl- from the Holy Land and from Egypt- my grandfather was a lietenant coloenel (totally misspelled that, but 1 step under a general) in the air force during the cold war and they all lived in Tripoli, Libya- he would bring them back things during his trips and two of these made their way into her collection!

kHm

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I have 2 scarab bracelets in my jewelery box. Just looked at them recently, but haven't worn them in ages. Maybe time to get them out again...Love the scarab rings!

bevysblog said...

I had a scarab bracelet in highschool... wish I knew where it was now!

Pug1 said...

I have a scarab bracelet, good quality not so real one???? CHEERS! Michele

The Southern Lady said...

How gorgeous! I love the green scarab image. It's such a vivid color.

PS-I'm glad even though your trip took forever this morning everyone arrived safely!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

Very cool, I like the gray one on your hand! It tells such a story and so much culture. love it.

myletterstoemily said...

one of my favorite (for fun, only) authors is elizabeth
peters. her books revolve around a family of egyptian
archeologist in the early 1900's...lots of scarabs, etc.

your jewelry is so great!

Southern Aspirations said...

Love scarab jewelry. I have my mom's bracelet but admit it sits in my drawer. I feel inspired to pull it out!

Those rings are great- quite a statement!

LindsB said...

I've never had one of these but I think they are so pretty!

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