Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Egyptian beaded scarab necklace from 1993

In Costume Jewelry > Egyptian Revival Jewelry > Show & Tell.
Egyptian Revival Jewelry11 of 96Need help identifying theseAntique brooch
11
Love it
0
Like it

vcalvcal loves this.
plein-air-painterplein-air-painter loves this.
auraaura loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 3 years ago

    Watchsearc…
    (76 items)

    This is a favorite Egyptian souvenir of mine even though I’ve only worn it twice in all these years.
    It really screams “Egypt” with the capelet style and and the blue glazed stone scarabs.
    The beads are glass. The clasp is metal but probably nothing special.
    It is 4” wide so it covers my shoulders.

    I wore it with a strapless black evening dress to a ballroom dance function once and got lots of compliments including being greeted by someone who exclaimed “ Nefertiti” as he approached.....like he had not seen me in a long time (like many centuries)....it was so funny and memorable! (I hope I spelled that name right!)

    I actually just learned something when I made these photos to post: on the back on one scarab is a tiny sticker with “120” written on it.
    I’m guessing that was the desired price in Egyptian pounds (exchange rate back then made the Egyptian pound equal to about 33 cents US).
    Even though I bought this at a very nice shop in my hotel, it seems that no prices are really fixed...you are expected to haggle over everything and come down to a price mutually satisfactory.
    I was using up my pound notes (except for a couple I kept as souvenirs) on my last day there but don’t recall the price I paid but I know it was not 120 pounds!

    Thank you for looking!
    Comments welcome!

    logo
    Egyptian Revival Jewelry
    See all
    Victorian Ancient Egyptian Revival Jewellery Gold Scarab Ring Vintage Jewelry
    Victorian Ancient Egyptian Revival ...
    $418
    14K Gold Victorian Egyptian Revival Enamel Winged Scarab Conversion Ring 6.25
    14K Gold Victorian Egyptian Revival...
    $118
    vintage Neiger Brothers czech Egyptian Revival necklace pendant art deco 1930s
    vintage Neiger Brothers czech Egypt...
    $40
    VINTAGE ART DECO EGYPTIAN REVIVAL NEIGER BROTHERS BRASS ART GLASS PHARAOH BROOCH
    VINTAGE ART DECO EGYPTIAN REVIVAL N...
    $56
    logo
    Victorian Ancient Egyptian Revival Jewellery Gold Scarab Ring Vintage Jewelry
    Victorian Ancient Egyptian Revival ...
    $418
    See all

    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Valentino97, thank you!! I know your lovely jewelry items must have stories behind them also!
      Thanks for the comment and love.

      Anythingobscure, thanks for the love!
    2. Gillian, 3 years ago
      That is amazing. Imagine someone sitting there and making it. I'd loose my place on the third bead. Do you think it's handmade?
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      This is sweet ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Broochman, Thank you!

      Gillian, To my knowledge, it is handmade. I know I would not be able to make it either!

      Roycroftbooksfromme1, Thank you!

    5. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Yes I did
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Beautiful!
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Brunswick, thanks for the comment! I’ve seen some programs on tv about pyramids being found all over the planet - but I didn’t know about Mexico having the largest.

      So many questions are unanswered about the reasons for and methods of pyramid construction.
      And how ancient civilizations, which we have thought to be primitive and isolated, could have all come up with the idea and means of building pyramids.
      It’s a fascinating topic.
      Thank you for bringing that up!
    8. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Plein-air-painter, racer4four, Mrstyndall, Brunswick, Valentino97, Fortapache, Broochman....The Loves are much appreciated!
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Brunswick- fascinating history but here’s what’s not known: how did ancient people all come up with the same idea to accomplish something? Whether it was time measurement or any other purpose, how did they all decide to make huge rectangles of stone, stack them in a certain configuration (all deciding a pyramid shape would fit the bill) on different continents all over Earth, when, by our modern day reasoning, we believe the ancient civilizations had no means of contact or communication with each other and only hand labor and tools made of stone or wood.
      It’s a fascinating topic!
      Will we ever know?
    10. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      I guess I watch too much Ancient Aliens late at night!
    11. GlamorouslyRefinedFun GlamorouslyRefinedFun, 3 years ago
      Now THAT’S a showstopper!!! Love the colors and the beadwork. The scarabs are so beautiful to admire.
    12. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      GlamorouslyRefinedFun, thank you! I’m so glad you like it. It’s an attention getter, for sure!
    13. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Gillian
      Anythingobscure
      Valentino97
      Broochman
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      plein-air-painter
      Fortapache
      racer4four
      Brunswick
      Mrstyndall
      GlamorouslyRefinedFun
      Manikin
      ho2cultcha
      Aura
      foseatme
      Many thanks to all of you who commented, shared your knowledge, and left Loves!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.