1950s Rare Egyptian Revival Sterling and Painted Sandstone Necklace

Regular price $ 150.00
Absolutely stunning and hard-to-find 1950s Egyptian Revival sterling and painted sandstone necklace in excellent vintage condition. Silver beads towards the clasp are sterling, and there are goldtone beads in between the colored beading. The necklace features 3 painted sandstone winged scarab totems, with the center one being the largest. Each scarab was originally painted a turquoise color with a glossy finish, but the paint has worn almost entirely off the right one and has faded from the other 2--however, the fading gives the necklace an authentic "ancient" character! 
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The popularity of Egyptian Revival architecture and jewelry in Western society began in the 1920s over the exciting and growing obsession over the discovery of Tutankhuman's tomb. Photos and stories from the site spread like wildfire back in the Western world, and quickly became a huge trend in Hollywood films and high-end fashion throughout the mid-century, hitting its peak in Cleopatra (1963), which starred Elizabeth Taylor. Today, jewelry from the Egyptian Revival craze is highly collectable and on the rise once again. 
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This gorgeous necklace measures approx 22" from end to end. The largest scarab in the center measure 3.25" across and 1.25" at the tallest point.
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Please review all photos, details, and measurements before purchasing, as all sales are final. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at hchvintage@gmail.com.

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