In Ancient Egypt, scarab jewels were all the rage. These amulets were thought to transform your body and soul, so they were especially popular as gifts and grave goods – (seems a little late to be baiting good fortune, but the Egyptians were all about the afterlife). Interestingly enough, these jewels have had a resurgence in popularity since the Middle Eastern uprisings. Even Tory Burch‘s Fall Collection was bejeweled in beetles! For an immediate fix, Perlota has a white gold scarab in the sky necklace (on Luisa via Roma for $2,971). This lucky charm supposedly makes you brave and even fertile. Designer Sophie Bennani Pendleton is all about symbolism (she has a Mars & Venus pendant out for Valentine’s Day) and travel, so the centuries-old beetle fits perfectly into her brand. For a Frugal Snob buy, go for the gold scarab pendant from Minor Obsessions (at Barneys New York for $330). Luck comes in all sizes and price ranges!
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