Dear girls, today I will tell you about Egypt, its history, jewelry and places where you can buy lovely pieces with the touch of ancient times, symbolizing power and protection from evil.
As we well know, ancient Egypt valued personal adornment a lot, and jewelry was born for men and women of all walks of life. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and anklets were all common ornaments in ancient Egypt. Empowered by advanced technology, access to precious metals and gems, and the culture of nobles and royalty, who appreciated luxury and rarity over mass-produced jewelry, they soon became the leading force of The manufacture of jewelry and trendsetters who will live forever.
The main materials used to make Egyptian jewelry were copper and gold. Ordinary people could afford copper, while the nobility preferred gold. Both materials were mined in the Nubian deserts and supply was plentiful. Silver jewelry was very rarely discovered during the Egyptian excavations, since silver was not precisely available in ancient Egypt. Egyptian jewelers used gold whose color variations ranged from gray to brick red and rose. The variation in colors came from the intentional and natural mixing of elements like silver, copper and iron with gold.
Here you can see the variety of Egyptian jewelry: Egyptian ring. One of these is the Egyptian Cross Ankh Bracelet. Let me tell you a little about this symbol.
The ankh is one of the more familiar symbols of the Egyptians. The ankh can represent the elements of air and water, related to the gift of life. He was often shown being offered to the king’s lips, as a symbol of the “breath of life.” The popularity of the ankh is evident in the numerous and varied objects that were modeled with this form. In the tomb of Tutankhamun, the golden box of a mirror had this form.
Another important symbol of ancient Egypt is the eye of Horus, as it is a symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet. Horus was a sky god whose eyes were said to be the sun and the moon.However, he himself was strongly associated with the sun (and the sun god Ra), while Thot was associated with the moon. An ancient myth describes a battle between Horus and Set, in which the first loses the left eye and Set loses his testicles. Thot magically recovers the eye of Horus, and is when it is given the name of Wadjet (“the whole” or “health”).
This myth specifically establishes the loss of the left eye of Horus, so the myth is related to the waning and growing stages of the moon, during which it seems that the moon came out of the sky before being reestablished every lunar month.
It was believed that the eye of Horus had curative and protective powers, and was used as a protective amulet. It was also used as a measuring instrument, particularly when measuring ingredients in medicines and pigments. The symbol was divided in six parts, representing the break of the eye of Horus in six parts. Each piece was associated with one of the six senses. You should visit Ebay to see a variety of pieces with the Eye of Horus.
Then you can see the treasure of King Thot:
If you read our previous publication of” Lapis Lazuli: The Stone That Will Always Be a Tendency,” I doubt you have forgotten this lovely semi precious stone, called lapis lazuli.
The lapis lazuli made its way across the Mediterranean to ancient Egypt, where it was the favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as beetles; Was also named by the Egyptians “the stone of the stars”, due to its celestial appearance. Lapis lazuli jewelry has been found in Naquada excavations. In Karnak, relief carvings of Thutmose III show fragments and cylindrical pieces of lapis lazuli, being given to him as a tribute. The lapis lazuli powder was used as makeup by Cleopatra.
If you like lapis lazuli, remember to visit the Nammu store and get your own piece with history. You should take a look at the amazing bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. I’m sure you’ll like it.
To conclude this fascinating article, I would like you to watch a video where you can see more about the history of Egypt and its jewelry: