S C A R A B E O
When there is perfection in the imperfections
Inspired by the shapes and colours of the ancient Egypt and regarding that the scarab is having a magical meaning in many cultures (one of the reasons why we have chosen it as our brand’s symbol), in Nuria Balsas jewellery workshop we have created SCARABEO: an exclusive handcrafted piece , with a minimalist finish, you can’t find anywhere else.
By jewellery design, this exotic talisman was worn by the ancient egyptians as a pendant (close to the heart) or in beautiful necklaces. We wanted to create a special fine piece, different to the others we can find everywhere, offering our little tribute to this magic luck symbol, which is surrounded by good vibrations and positive meaning.
The scarab is the most venerated, the most common and the most familiar of the Egyptian symbols. Its symbolism is twofold: with its folded wings, it represents the disciple, life that has not come yet into existance, that starts its journey trying slowly to unfold its wings until it can flap them quickly. Then, this heavy mass, stuck to the ground, this animal that crawls tracks as if the ground has been scratched, rises up and flies to the sun, transforming itself into Kepher, symbol of the initiate and the master in relation with Amon, the winged sun-disc.
“I really believe in destiny and I think that everything happens at the precise moment in which we need it to happen in order to learn.I believe in good and evil, as well as everything that you do, good and bad, comes back to you.It is true that maybe I am a little bit mystical and that is why I have chosen the beetle as my brand symbol. The scarab is the most potent amulet you can find, which symbolizes the sun, eternal life, rebirth and transformation. At the same time, this special beetle offered a person magical protection against the dangers of this world, as well as those of the next. And if all of this is true, I will be so proud and happy if you like, wear and value our “SCARABEO I” as much as we do”. Nuria Balsas.
Three days are necessary to create one of our Scarabeo pendants, carefully carved in our workshop working with the best precious metals and featuring beautiful gemstones representing the sun. We hope that you love them as much as we do!