The ancient Egyptians were brilliant innovators in the creation of Egyptian jewelry. The ancient Egyptians loved Egyptian ornamentation; Egyptian jewelry was designed, crafted and worn with great care and with full respect of the Egyptian art of jewelry making. In ancient Egypt, Fine jewelry was valued not only for beauty but also for the magical and spiritual protection it provided, they didn’t make a distinction between amulets, Egyptian cartouche and Egyptian jewelry. Minerals and metals were identified with specific deities as well as with specific spiritual and therapeutic values Egyptian jewelry.
Egyptian Jewelry has played various roles in ancient Egypt. In addition to man’s natural attraction to beautiful items, Egyptian jewelry had a religious and magical significance in the Egypt ancient world by protecting the wearer from evil.
Ancient Egyptians and the fine Egyptian jewelry
Ancient Egyptians began making their jewelry during the Badari and Naqada eras from simple natural materials; for example, plant branches, shells, beads, solid stones or bones. These were arranged in threads of flax or cow hair. To give these stones some brilliance and to have the fine Egyptian jewelry way of appearance, Egyptians began painting them with glass substances. Since the era of the First Dynasty, ancient Egyptians were skilled in making Egyptian jewelry from solid semiprecious stones and different metals such as gold and silver what make them specialized in the making of Egyptian gold jewelry and Egyptian silver jewelry as well. The art of gold smiting and gold Egyptian jewelry making reached its peak in the Middle Kingdom, when Egyptians mastered the technical methods and accuracy in making pieces of fine Egyptian jewelry. During the New Kingdom, gold smiting flourished in an unprecedented way because of regular missions to the Eastern Desert and Nubia to extract metals. These substances were processed and inlaid with all sorts of semiprecious stones found in Egypt; for example, gold, turquoise, agate, and silver.
Egyptian Jewelry was used in daily life throughout the Pharaonic era until the Roman times. Ancient Egyptians were keen to keep a good number of Egyptian jewelry pieces in the tombs; these were placed on the body of the deceased. A large number of such fine jewelry was found in tombs; for example, wreaths, crowns, or hair bands. On the head or wig, they fixed different types of ornaments, such as small roses, golden bands, and some simple bands of Egyptian jewelry. There were also different types of belts, including waist belts and belts with hanging vertical straps ornamented with colored beads. Other types of jewelry included earrings, bracelets, anklets, rings, and necklaces.
Egyptian jewelry unique pieces
A unique piece of Egyptian jewelry that never appeared in other cultures was the vest, which was worn around the chest. It was usually made of gold or of gold-plated metal. Even when it was made of a cheap material, it was painted yellow to give a golden impression. Wearing a golden vest is still an existing folklore practice in the Egyptian countryside, though it has a different name, the Kirdan. Every village girl dreams of wearing a golden one to boast of.
Egyptian jewelry during the religion history of Egypt
Ornaments and jewelry were not restricted to women. Men also used jewelry until the Roman era in Egypt. However, since the advent of Christianity in Egypt, with many people converting to that new religion, ornaments and extravagant luxury began to be less common and were replaced by manifestations of piety, religiousness, and righteousness. Most of Egyptian jewelry was made of cheaper materials bearing Christian symbols, such as crosses, pigeons, and the Egyptian Ankh sign, instead of the amulets that were used before. After the arrival of Islam in Egypt, men in particular were prohibited from wearing gold jewelry, but continued to use Egyptian jewelry made of other materials, such as Egyptian silver jewelry.
the Egyptian Cartouche was worn only by the Pharaohs or Kings of Egypt. The Pharaoh was considered a living God and his Cartouche was his insignia. The “Magical Oval” in which the Pharaoh’s first name was written was intended to protect him from evil spirits both while he lived and in the afterworld when entombed.
Over the past 5000 years the Egyptian Cartouche has become a universal symbol of long life, good luck and protection from any evil; Now you can acquire this ancient pendent handmade in Egypt from pure 18 Karat Egyptian gold cartouche with your name spelled out in the same way as King Tut, Ramses, Queen Nefertiti did.
Our Egyptian jewelry store contains a fabulous collection of Egyptian jewelry collections, on the top of these collections comes Egyptian gold jewelry collection containing, Egyptian gold cartouche, Egyptian gold pendant, Egyptian gold earrings, Egyptian gold rings, Egyptian gold bracelets, Egyptian gold necklaces, beside our special collection of Egyptian silver jewelry containing, Egyptian silver cartouche, Egyptian silver pendant, Egyptian silver earrings, Egyptian silver rings, Egyptian silver bracelets, and Egyptian silver necklaces.
All of these Egyptian jewelry collections placed in out Egyptian jewelry store will be shipped directly to you from Egypt.
All of our Egyptian jewelry collections are handmade in Egypt by skilled craftsmen and designers. Egypt7000 offers the finest Egyptian jewelry collection on the web. This is the same jewelry that made women feel beautiful from the times of the pharaohs till this day. The same designs, the same primitive handcraft and the same eastern touch.
Egyptian history affects on the art of making Egyptian jewelry
All of our Egyptian jewelry collection are based on the Egyptian historical characters and symbols like Akhenaton, nefertari,..
In the following part we give a brief description about the most famous Egyptian characters/symbols that affects the art of making Egyptian
Our special Egyptian jewelry collections – Nefertiti:
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. Similarly, speculation exists as to whether she was the obscure pharaoh Nefernefuaten, our Egyptian jewelry collection include 18K Egyptian gold pendant of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. As well as a beautiful Egyptian gold earring.
Our Egyptian silver jewelry contains queen Nefertiti Egyptian silver pendant, queen Nefertiti Egyptian silver earrings, queen Nefertiti Egyptian silver rings.
Our special Egyptian jewelry collections – Queen Cleopatra:
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 include Queen Cleopatra Egyptian gold pendant, Queen Cleopatra Egyptian gold earrings, Queen Cleopatra Egyptian gold rings, beside our special Egyptian jewelry collection for queen Cleopatra including Queen Cleopatra Egyptian silver pendant, Queen Cleopatra Egyptian silver earrings, Queen Cleopatra Egyptian silver rings.
Our special Egyptian jewelry collections – Scarab:
Egyptian Jewelry in the form of scarab gold/silver pendants, scarab gold/silver bracelets, and scarab gold/silver necklaces prominently featured scarabs of various sizes and were all 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.
Our special Egyptian jewelry collections – Ankh:
Egyptian Ankh pendant, 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. We find Anqet, Ptah, Satet, Sobek, Tefnut, Osiris, Ra, Isis, Hathor, Anibus and many other gods often holding the ankh sign, along with a scepter, and in various tomb and temple reliefs, placing it in front of the king’s face to symbolize the breath of eternal life. 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.
Egyptian Papyrus is the first paper in history. The Ancient Egyptians made it from Papyrus plant it is the soared plant they used worship in the ancient times because it has pyramidal shapes. Which meant immortality and eternity to them.
Egyptian Papyrus Paper is an everlasting paper, we have found paper just like this in the tombs and temples of the Ancient Egyptians as for back as 2700 BC these Egyptian Papyrus from Egypt we discovered are in perfect condition.
The Ancient Egyptians used to wrap their mummies in those Papyrus Egypt to preserve them because it resists self-disintegration as well as the decay of that which it surrounds.
Further more, the Ancient Egyptians used it to write their hymns, incantations and prayers and keep it under their heads as pillows because they believed that the soil would return to the mummy once again.