New Egypt; traditional scarab jewelry
Egyptian culture is fascinating and through modern times interest in Egyptian artifacts and preserving traditional culture has continued. Maybe because popular uprisings have been in the forefront, new and unique renditions of the scarab design have been popping up in the fashion and art communities. See the scarab jewelry blog for some very interesting and inspiring designs!
About Egyptian scarabs:
Traditionally, scarab jewelry was worn for protection, good luck, bravery, and even fertility. In ancient Egypt, scarab charms, amulets and beads were often worn on necklaces and rings. Larger heart scarabs were used for protection in the afterlife. Find more information about scarabs, including history, traditional uses, rituals and color symbolism, in the scarab jewelry blog.
Scarab jewelry available online:
We're researching sources for Egyptian scarabs online and are currently recommending some lovely pieces sold through Amazon.com. Many are in sterling silver at great prices. See our recommendations in our gallery of scarab pendants, bracelets, and rings available online. Although in the past we featured scarabs made in Egypt, this year they have been difficult to source. The items currently featured ship from within the US or Europe and can arrive at your doorstep quickly.
Finding or making scarab pieces:
Egyptian jewelry comes into fashion frequently. Vintage scarabs, particularly from the 1950s, are available through auction sites and specialty jewelers. Even with the availability online, there's still nothing like happening upon a scarab charm at a thrift store or flea market. (I finally found my first one this year after several years of keeping an eye out!) Another option is to design your own own piece. I've found scarab beads at Amazon and have a selection of them in the gallery. We hope this site helps you find your perfect scarab!