scarab-beetle-silver-and-genuine-lapis-pendant-double-sided-with-beautiful-lapis-made-in-egypt

$130.00

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Scarab Beetle Silver and Genuine Lapis Earrings, double sided with beautiful lapis. These earrings were hand crafted in Egypt for your enjoyment.

Scarab (dung beetles) lay eggs in a pellet which they roll along. Egyptians regarded this action as an image of the sun and its course through the heavens, rolled by a gigantic beetle. Scarabs are associated with the Egyptian god, Khepri. It was Khepri that pushed the sun across the sky. The scarab beetle became an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth, the ability to be reborn. Each day the sun disappeared, always to rise again and be reborn the following day.

Scarabs were worn as jewellery and amulets in ancient Egypt. The Heart Scarab, which had hieroglyphic inscriptions on the back, was often buried with the dead to ensure the rebirth of the deceased in the afterlife. They were placed over the heart of the deceased to keep it from confessing sins during its interrogation in the "Weighing of the Heart" ceremony.

Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like little stars. Lapis lazuli is regarded by many people around the world as the stone of friendship and truth. The blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and help its wearer to be authentic.

This Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.

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