Stag Beetle Necklace - Insects
We were elated to find the spectacular vintage buckle featured in this necklace with its paint intact. The buckle features a Scarab, which is an ancient Egyptian version of a stylized stag beetle.
Egyptian artistic elements gained renewed popularity in fashion and ornaments in the early twentieth century because of the unearthing of several ancient Egyptian archaeology sites culminating with King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1923.
Scarabs were the most common motif represented in Egyptian Revival fashion. These handsome beetles symbolize rebirth and regeneration in Egyptian iconography.
This necklace features a sliding clasp that enables you to adjust its length to suit any neckline. You can wear it as a choker, as a long pendant, or anywhere in between.
In this piece:
- Half of a stamped and painted brass buckle with a stag beetle, circa 1900-1920
- Small antique openwork brass button with a beetle, circa 1880-1900
- Brass plated pewter setting
- Brass bead cap stamped in vintage dies in the USA
- Three beads of poppy jasper
- Hand wrapped green chalcedony bead chain
- Antiqued brass chain
- Chain adjusts via a sliding magnetic clasp from a 15" choker to 32" long pendant
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