Large Carved Hardstone Scarab Leaf Spray Brooch - Vintage 40s
This vintage 1940s Retro large scarab brooch designed as a spray of leaves, is set with assorted natural hardstone scarabs, including carnelian, citrine, sodalite, quartz and chrysoprase. The scarabs measure approximately 13mm - 14mm x 10mm - 10.5mm. The brooch is 1/20 12K gold filled and is a quality piece of jewelry. It is secured by a modern rolling clasp. Wearing this brooch on a jacket or coat will insure a lot of compliments! Scarab jewelry was all the rage in the 1940s - 1950s, being inspired by the discovery of the treasures of King Tuts tomb. The Egyptian symbol of rebirth and regeneration, the scarab has been a treasured amulet since ancient times. It is commonly believed good luck and fortune come to those who wear scarabs. The brooch measures 3 x 1 3/4 for stunning impact. The brooch is signed H.S.B for Harry S. Bick & Sons. Very good condition. Circa 1940s.
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