antiques price guide, antiques priceguide, jewelry, , An Egyptian Revival gem set scarab brooch, circa 1900. Emeralds, sapphires, pearls, rubies and rose-cut diamonds in yellow gold, partially silver-topped. Note: The winged scarab was a sacred Egyptian symbol of rebirth.
Interestingly Kemet's ancient Faith correlated the bird as a metaphor of the soul. In Estonia's first nations associated the annual disappearance and reappearance of migrating birds with the spiritual realm as well.