14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
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14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace

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Description

Coronation Scarab of King Tut crafted of solid 14K gold and lapis lazuli by the Franklin Mint in 1977. An authentic re-creation of the 3300 year old gold scarab from the bracelets worn by King Tut's mummy that are now located in the Egyptian Museum. This official issue from the Egyptian Museum is 1 of 1000 created.

Read the History of the Scarab
Sizing + Details

Inspected by a GIA Trained Gemologist. The hallmark is located on the back end of the scarab and reads “FM 77 EM 14kt”. The total weight of this piece is an astounding 126 grams.
Chain is 14k gold.

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14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace
14K and Lapis Lazuli Scarab Necklace

The History of the Scarab

The scarab was modeled after the Egyptian dung-beetle – a large insect that after laying its eggs in a ball of dung, rolls the ball before it wherever it goes. When the young beetles hatch they appear, seemingly miraculously, from the dung. For the ancient Egyptians, this behavior came to represent the actions of the sun god Khepri who was thought to push the sun through the sky. The beetle’s life cycle came to symbolize spontaneous creation, rebirth, and resurrection- like the soul rising from the dead. Scarab amulets were thus commonly used to protect the deceased in the afterlife. “Heart Scarabs”, with inscriptions from the Book of the Dead, were placed on the chest of the mummy and were supposed to prevent the heart from revealing any offenses against the gods during the final judgement. For the living, a scarab amulet provided the wearer with protection and confidence in the certain knowledge of reincarnation.