Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Ring

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Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Ring

1,500.00

Metal: 15K Rose Gold

Size: 5.75

Stone: Diamond & Red Hematite

Face Size: .5" H x .35" W

Era: 1890 - 1900

What You Should Know: Face is in pristine condition.

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

In 1353 BC, there was a not greatly popular, kind of disliked, pharaoh named Akhenaten, who is now best known not for his reign, but for being Nefertiti’s husband. His rule was short, and overshadowed by his powerful wife, but he did do something kind of magical. He was so enamored with the sun, he moved the capital out into an uninhabited area in the middle of the desert. He chose this inconvenient, unstable environment for his new epicenter because to the east there were large cliffs, and when the sun rose every morning, it appeared to rise from the earth in between the cliffs in what we can only assume is the most breathtaking sunrise ever.

This marvelous Victorian ring reminds us of Akhenaten’s love for the sunrise. While it doesn’t depict him ( we don’t think?), the 15k rose gold, diamonds, and red hematite depiction is reminiscent of the king’s daily phenomena.

Throughout the 19th century, there was an increase of interest in other cultures in America, specifically ancient Egyptian civilizations. This Egyptian Revival movement influenced architecture (we are looking at you, Washington Monument), furniture, fine art, ceramics, fashion, and jewelry. This ring was made around the turn of the century, when Egyptian revival was still going strong. In excellent condition, this is a must have collectible.

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