Rebirth Charm Necklace
The Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed that life after death was only possible if the deceased was preserved in a lifelike form. The embalmed body was thought to be something of a bridge between the offerings of the living and the realm of the spirits.
Scarab amulets were 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. This belief sprang from the Egyptians understanding of the ways of the scarab or 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 then came to symbolize spontaneous creation, rebirth, and resurrection – like the soul rising from the dead.
Besides providing ever-helpful defenses against plague and pestilence, coral has traditionally been used to ward off bad luck and provide a general aura of protection to the wearer. This large, beautiful piece of creamy pink coral along with another important symbol of protection and life, the eye, have been added as safeguards for the spiritual journey of rebirth.