Ancient Egyptians believed the scarab beetle to be sacred. The beetle (representing the sun) often rolled a ball (representing the Earth) and shepherded it around the dessert. Here the beetle rests atop a metal orb - cast in silver plated brass, about 1 1/4 inches tall.
The revival earrings here are vintage stock from the 1970's - they were designed by the late artist Laurel Burch and crafted by hand.
Vintage Laurel Burch Scarab Silver Plate Earrings
SKU: L 1620
Designed by Laurel Burch
Between 1974 and 1978, Laurel partnered with Shashi to produce her first commercial pieces, the Laurel Inc. line is a result of this collaboration.
These highly collectable vintage pieces representing a small window into the life and history of the late artist and catalog her exploration of novel themes and materials.
Inspired by History
Each unique design in our collection is an original work of art, influenced by a historical piece, artifact, or antique in a Museum or private collection.
Made by Hand
Every beautiful work we craft is hand-made by master artistans - shaped, detailed and embellished using the same age-old techniques as have goldsmiths and lapidaries through the ages.
Materials You Can Feel Good About
Recycled metals. Conflict free diamonds and natural gemstones sourced directly from the mines. We've taken great care to create a supply chain that we feel good about, so you can too.