Scarab silver bangle
The scarab is an insect particularly known for being an Egyptian sacred animal.
A carved representation of a scarab was often worn in the form of jewelry or amulet by the Egyptians, it was the symbol of resurrection.
Example of carved amulet shaped scarab (source)
In this case, our client wanted a bracelet with a scarab carved in sterling silver.
It is a semi-rigid bangle type bracelet where the scarab occupies the upper part while acting as a clasp.
Scarab bracelet in silver made via our custom creation service
Scarab is always a source of inspiration for the realization of modern jewelry, as shown by this Egyptian cross of precious wood with a royal cobra silver snake and scarab carved stone lapis lazuli.
You can see below the drawing that served us as a model.
Drawing of the scarab for the silver bracelet
So we based ourselves on this design to carve our scarab in a block of wax at first.
Different stages of wax scarab carving
Once the scarab model is made of wax, we can go to silver making by creating a mold in which the molten silver will be poured.
This lost wax casting technique is the most classic and has existed for thousands of years.
You can see it summarized in less than two minutes with this video.
Different views of our scarabs after melting
After obtaining the carapace silver scarabs, we can pass to the burrs of them, then the welding of a lower plate and rings at the ends.
Scarab bracelet during manufacture
Then we make the ring of our bangle, in a silver wire that is shaped with the file, to give it a half round shape.
Bangle shaped half round
As you can see, the bracelet is flat on the inside and round on the outside, with a width of 9 millimeters at its base and 3 millimeters at the top.
This design provides a certain rigidity to the bracelet while allowing to open it to put it on the wrist.
It is important, of course, to have measured your wrist first to size the bracelet.
Once the scarab is assembled on the rod, we obtain after final polishing our sparkling jewel.
View on the clasp of the scarab shaped bracelet
Views of our silver scarab bracelets
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