Editor’s Notes: Wearable history for today and decades to come, this magical short style necklace is stunning on its own and layered with other necklaces.
Size and Fit: 18K white gold chain measures 17.8cm long. Coral branch measures 3.6cm long. Scarab measures 1.5cm – Scarab Cartouche of Tuthmosis III c. 1400BC. Includes seven pear-shaped prehnite and single pear-shaped turquoise.
Claire van Holthe for Ancienne Ambiance: A collaboration blending our brand heritage (ancient jewellery and antiquities) with resident jeweller Claire van Holthe. This enchanting collection celebrates Ancient amulets, intaglios and coins from various cultures set with modern 18k gold… thousands of years old and of museum quality, these ancient artefacts are given a new life as wearable history for today and decades to come.
Each unique piece is expertly handcrafted by jeweller Claire van Holthe at her London atelier.
Beautifully presented in hand-crafted black gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.
Ancient Artefacts: Ancienne Ambiance maintains a provenance registry of all ancient pieces featured in jewellery collections and exclusively sources ancient artefacts from Artemission.com. Leading specialists in authentic ancient art, jewellery and antiquities for five generations, Artemission is a member of the Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD) and abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct.
A little history… Scarabs were a symbol of rebirth, immortality, transformation and protection. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. Primarily amulets, they were also inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals or were incorporated into jewellery… such as this Faience Scarab inscribed with Cartouche of Tuthmosis III c. 1400BC, which has been beautifully set with vibrant red coral, turquoise and healing prehnite on 18k white gold.
One of the greatest military leaders in antiquity and among the most impressive monarchs in Egypt’s history, Tuthmosis III created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen.
Egyptian Faience: In Ancient Egypt objects created with Faience were considered magical… the blue/turquoise colour glaze linked to the undying shimmer of the sun and powers of rebirth. Egyptian Faience is the oldest known glazed ceramic and was first developed more than 6000 years ago in Mesopotamia.