Perhaps the most common use of Scarabs worn as jewelry and amulets is in ancient Egypt. The Scarab was extremely prevalent in their art, jewellery, and myths. The scarab was worshiped as ‘Khepera’, which means ‘he was come forth’. It appeared to the ancient Egyptians that the young scarab spontaneously emerged from the burrows they were born in. The antenna on the scarab’s head and its practice of rolling dung across the desert sands caused the ancient Egyptians to link the scarab to solar symbolism. The scarab god Khepera pushes the setting sun along the sky, the same way a scarab beetle rolls his ball of dung. The Heart Scarab, which had hieroglyphic inscriptions on the back, was often buried with the dead to ensure the rebirth of the deceased in the afterlife. They were placed over the heart of the deceased to keep it from confessing sins during its interrogation in the “Weighing of the Heart” ceremony. Many of the most popular beliefs associated with scarabs include manifestation, existence, effectiveness, growth, and development. Such a diverse range of symbolic meanings is one of the reasons why the scarab was a popular design motif for amulets during many different Egyptian dynasties. Our Sterling Silver Beetle Charm is simple and elegant, and is very easy to add to your designs. Try using the Sterling Silver Beetle Charm with citrine stones, recalling its solar symbolism. The Sterling Silver Beetle Charm looks lovely paired with lapis or peacock pearls, and suits a variety of styles. The Sterling Silver Beetle Charm makes a fantastic pair of earrings, or a simple delicate pendant. The Sterling Silver Beetle Charm is also very adaptable; try curving it slightly to fit snugly over an oval stone, or flat round cubic zirconia pendant. Design Idea – Cleopatra We’re very much in love with our Sterling Silver Beetle Charm, and we hope you enjoy adding it to your jewellery lines.