Men's en Vogue II 15 x 11mm Lapis Lazuli & Multi Gemstone Scarab Ring
A look that transcends generations and fashion trends. Designed from polished sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow vermeil, the center features a background of one cushion shaped 16 x 12mm dyed blue lapis cabochon in an adhesive setting. This is topped with one round shaped 4mm dyed red jade cabochon in a bezel setting while the sides boast six round full cut 1.5mm sapphires in bead settings.
The center of this ring portrays an image of a Scarab beetle, an important image in ancient Egyptian culture, while the sides feature the strong image of a powerful Pharaoh. The red jade represents the sun that god Kheperi pushed across the sky. The lapis weighs 3.74ct, the jade weighs 0.21ct, and the total sapphire weight is 0.21ct (all approximate). This bold ring has a setting size of 3/4"L x 7/8"W and a height of 3/8".
Complete the look with the matching pendant 129-499.
About the Egyptian Scarab
Ancient Egyptians believed that life came forth from the Mount of Creation, which rose out of the ocean and chaos of the world. When they saw the scarab beetle hatchlings emerging from the mound they were in, it was believed they were capable of spontaneous creation - a gift from the gods. It is because of this "spontaneous creation", the scarab became worshiped as the god Kheperi (also seen as Khepera and Khephri) and as a symbol of regeneration and renewal. Kheperi translates into "coming into being" or "who brings into being". Also, because the scarab beetle was often seen dung-rolling and pushing the ball wherever it went, it was associated with the solar system and was believed to push the sun along the sky in the same manner.
Scarab amulets were also known to be placed over the heart of the mummified deceased. Referred to as "heart scarabs", these amulets were meant to be weighed against the "feather of truth" during final judgment. The amulets were often inscribed with a spell from the Book of the Dead which entreated the heart to, "do not stand as a witness against me."
This item is made of sterling palladium alloy. Palladium is a member of the platinum group of precious metals. By replacing a portion of the copper content used in standard sterling silver with palladium, our proprietary formula renders a precious metal with superior performance attributes. Sterling palladium is five times more tarnish resistant than standard sterling silver and has strength similar to that of 14K gold.
Part of the Men's en Vogue II Collection. Comes with a romance card. Gemstones may vary in color or pattern. Please allow for these natural variations. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.