Egyptian Beetle/Scarab

The Beetle / Scarab of Ancient Egypt

It is the cyclical symbol of the sun, it was at the same time a symbol of resurrection. He is the image of the sun that is reborn of itself: God who returns. In Egyptian painting, the beetle carries the enormous ball of the sun between its legs: like the solar god comes back from the shadows of the night. The beetle is supposed to be reborn from its own decomposition; but it also rolls a fireball in which it has deposited its seed. It also symbolizes the solar cycle of day and night. He is often called the God Khepri.

In Egyptian writing, the figure of the Beetle with outstretched legs corresponds to the verb "kheper", which means something like: to hold on to existence by taking a given form.

The beetles were also worn as effective amulets because the insect hid in them the principle of eternal return.

It has been found on mummies with falcon wings spread, like on Tutankhamun's sarcophagus. The beetles were used as talismans to protect and represent the heart. They were invoked according to a formula in the Book of Rights:

Like the god in my heart, my creator who nurtures my limbs...

The beetle was the moral witness of the deceased, and helped him in judging his conscience. It was important for the "accused" (the deceased) to reconcile that part of himself, who could decide on his salvation or sentence. It was therefore customary to place an amulet representing a beetle on the deceased's heart to prevent the deceased's heart from testifying against the dead.

He directs man and censorship, he is an independent being, of a superior essence, who resides in the body. As you can read on a coffin of a Vienna museum:

Man's heart is his own god.

The symbolism also comes from the mores of the pilular beetle, or dung beetle, which rolls its ball for hours to be able, once its work is done, to lay its eggs. This ball represents the egg of the world from which life is born.
Size Guide

Inch For Egyptian Rings

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Rings that are thinner and more flush to the thumb are the best. The joint is the widest part, so it must be taken into account when measuring. Once you get the ring on the joint, it'll be safe.

Indexes For Egyptian Rings

If you look at your hand, you will see and feel that the index finger tends to have more flesh at its base. This means that any ring you order will fit quite well. We often suggest that you increase the size of your ring by +1, which will allow you to fold your finger.

Middle and ring finger

Beware of finger joints, especially if the finger is narrow at the base. When choosing rings for these fingers, remember that if it slides comfortably on the joint, it will be much too large for the base and will more than likely swing around the finger.

Little fingers

These fingers need extra attention because people tend to lose their rings all the time - especially when their hands are cold or wet, or when they enter and exit their pockets. The rule is to wear it as tight as possible while being able to bend your finger - if it is too tight, it is better to loosen it than to lose it.

Your fingers can shrink in summer and expand in winter.
The main reason your fingers expand and shrink is that your body reacts to changes in temperature in your environment. When you are in a cold environment, your body tries to keep your heart warm by tightening your blood vessels and reducing the blood flow to your skin. This process is called vasoconstriction. This is necessary because heat is lost from your skin to the environment, so your body tries to reduce the flow of blood to your extremities, especially to your fingers and toes. This shrinks your fingers and toes, so if you wear a ring on your finger, it will come off.

The opposite happens when it is hot outside. Your body tries to cool itself by dissipating heat through your skin, in a process we all know too well: sweating. As the outside temperature increases, your blood vessels dilate, so your blood flow increases and excess heat in your body can be released into the environment through your skin. This is called vasodilation. This dilation causes your fingers and toes to expand, so if you wear a ring, it will suddenly become much tighter.