Victorian Genuine Scarab Antique Earrings in 15 Karat Gold

These unusual antique Victorian drop earrings circa 1870's are actually bezel set with the backs of real Egyptian scarab beetles! Scarabs were regarded by the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of resurrection and immortality and became a subject of fascination during the Victorian era as a motif for jewelry. These exquisite earrings have kidney earwires, and are crafted in finely detailed 15K gold with with a rich antique patina. In wonderful condition, these wonderful antique earrings are heirloom quality, with the unique iridescent luster that is characteristic of only a genuine scarab beetle.