Silver Little Scarab Ring
The first solar calendar known to mankind was developed by the Ancient Egyptians, who celebrated the new year on September 11 or 12th, using as a fixed point the annual sunrise reappearance of the Dog Star—Sirius in the eastern sky, which coincided with the annual flooding of the Nile River. This day, known as “The Opening of the Year”, was seen as a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and was honored with feasts, singing and dancing.
In honor of the first day of the Ancient Egyptian New Year, we present a brand new offering from the world of Alex Streeter: introducing the Little Scarab Ring! This little ring is an all new-new miniaturized version of Alex’s classic Scarab Ring. Originally carved in the 1970’s, the Scarab Ring was inspired by Alex's frequent visits to the Egyptian wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Ancient Egyptians considered the scarab to be a sacred creature; a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. Available in sterling silver and 10k gold, this little beetle makes the perfect companion to guide you into this year, inspiring renewed creativity and metamorphosis wherever it goes.