***Khepri Kheshed Egyptian Revival/Art Deco Inspired Necklace For The Flirtatious Flapper Or Gorgeous Goddess
The focus of this design are the beautifully detailed blackened scarab stampings made from patinated brass. The inspiration for this design comes more from the Egyptian style Art Deco jewellery made in the 1920’s after the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, rather than that of the true Ancient Egyptian style jewellery, but I have included the semi precious stones much loved and prized by the Ancient Egyptians- Carnelian, Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli.
The ancient Egyptians saw how these beetles lived and emerged from dry ground and used this as a metaphor for the entombing and resurrection of their mummies. In this way the beetle became the Egyptian symbol for rebirth. The Egyptians also observed the beetle rolling its egg ball along the ground, and the ball was identified with the sun and the beetle with the God Khepri who pushed the ball of the sun across the sky.
The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun." In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the mother goddess, Isis. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant colour. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire.
The Egyptians powdered Lapis Lazuli to make the colour ultramarine, and used it as eye shadow. It was one of the most favourite stones of the Egyptians. It was thought to be sacred to the star goddess Nuit of the heavens and to Maat, the goddess of truth and balance. If you wished to call upon one of these Goddesses, you placed a piece of Lapis Lazuli as an offering on your altar. The Egyptian Sun god Ra was also described as having Lapis Lazuli hair, which was symbolic of the heavens. The association may have come about due to the golden 'Sun' flecks in the blue stone. The stone continued to have such positive symbolic associations into Late Period Egypt, becoming known as 'Kheshed', which meant 'joy' or 'delight'. Protective amulets and talismans were often carved onto this precious stone.
The ancient Egyptians used the stone for its protective qualities and thought that it would protect one from doom and an untimely death. It was also thought to make one less vulnerable and was aptly placed on swords, turbans and knives.
✩Necklace measurements (all sizes are approximate)✩
Necklace- 57cm long, central drop 10cm
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).
If you like this necklace see my other listings for some matching earrings.
Or if none are listed I can make some to your requirements, please message me if you would like me to make some for you