Antique Egyptian Revival Gold Papyrus Ancient Scarab Mens Ring
Antique mens ring Egyptian Revival yellow gold with ancient scarab.
Ancient Egyptians are known to have worn scarab rings, intricately carved from a variety of stones including carnelian, lapis, amethyst, turquoise and other, threaded simply by a silver or gold wire. They were often engraved on the flat side of the scarab with decorative hieroglyphs, protective symbols, or titles. Rings served not only as visible symbols of rank and power but as means to authenticate documents. Egyptians wore rings as signets or for religious and talismanic purposes rather than as mere decoration.