Egyptian history effects on the art of making Egyptian jewelry
All of our Egyptian jewelry collections feature ancient Egyptian motives including Akhenaton, Nefertari and others… Please see the list below to learn more about these characters and symbols:
Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten during the Eighteenth Dynasty. She bore Akhenaten 6 daughters and no sons, and shared a near co-rulership with the king. Fifteen years after her appointment to the position of Queen of Memphis, Nefertiti mysteriously disappeared. Egyptologists have assumed that this was either due to banishment or her death. However, little evidence suggests that she actually died. Our Egyptian jewelry collections include 18K Egyptian gold pendant of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti as well as beautiful Egyptian gold earrings. Our Egyptian silver jewelry contains queen Nefertiti Egyptian silver pendants, earrings and rings.
Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria, which was then the capital of Egypt. She was the last pharaoh of Egypt. After her death Egypt became a Roman province.
Cleopatra was 17 or 18 when she became the queen of Egypt. She was far from beautiful, despite her glamorous image today. She is depicted on ancient coins with a long hooked nose and masculine features. Yet she was clearly a very seductive woman. She had an enchantingly musical voice and exuded charisma. She was also highly intelligent. She spoke nine languages (she was the first Ptolemy pharaoh who could actually speak Egyptian!) and proved to be a shrewd politician.
Our Egyptian gold jewelry collection for Queen Cleopatra includes Queen Cleopatra Egyptian gold pendant, earrings and rings, while our silver collection includes pendants, earrings and rings.
Egyptian Jewelry featuring a scarab was believed to possess amulet properties. Although scarabs are known from the earliest periods, it is in the 12th dynasty that their use as seals became common. The great majority of the thousands of scarab seals were quite small, generally measuring around three-quarters of an inch long by half-an-inch wide and about a quarter of an inch high. The name of a particular person, king, or official title was inscribed on their flat bases to ensure protective powers would be given to the owner and to the owner’s property. Interestingly, some scarabs with royal names were worn after the king was deceased, in the saintly sense, similar to the holy medals of Christian saints. In all probability, no matter what their category, scarabs represented sacred emblems of Egyptian religious belief.
Egyptian Ankh pendant is the symbol of life.. The ankh is a very old symbol, the precise meaning of which has been lost in time but dates back to at least the time of the ancient Egyptians where the word meant “to live” or “life”. The Egyptian empire waned and died but the power of the ankh symbol lived on and became absorbed into other imagery including early Christian. The ankh is associated with the hieroglyph for “magical protection” (“sa”). It is believed that in ancient Egypt the ankh was symbolic of the sunrise, with the loop representing the Sun rising above the horizon, which is represented by the crossbar. The vertical section below the crossbar would then be the path of the sun. In carvings on ancient tombs, the gods of Egypt are often depicted as carrying ankh signs. During the Amarna period, the ankh sign was depicted being offered to Akhenaten and Nefertiti by the hands at the end of the rays descending from the sun disk, Aten. Therefore, the ankh sign is not only a symbol of worldly life, but of life in the netherworld. Therefore, we also find the dead being referred to as ankhu, and a term for a sarcophagus was neb-ankh, meaning possessor of life.