The ancient Egyptians were famous for their love of fine jewellery. In Egyptian art wearing a necklace was a sign of status. Necklaces were often given by the pharaoh to favoured officials in recognition of their services to the state. Necklaces took a variety of forms; from the simple single strand of beads, to complex collars and the famous "Menat" which was a necklace and a musical instrument closely associated with the worship of the Goddess Hathor.
The Menat Collar was closely associated with the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor, the goddess of love and beauty. It was worn by her priestesses and priests as a sign of their devotion to her and was used as a musical instrument along with the sistrum. Hathor was often depicted wearing this beautiful necklace and it was often included in the grave goods of wealthy Egyptians to ensure that she would protect the deceased in her role as the "Lady of the West". This Menat necklace features four strands of beautiful Lapis, Malachite, Turquoise or Black Onyx beads with stunning sterling silver horns. Click to enlarge
The Remut Netjeru ("Tears of the Gods") Necklace is composed of eight beautiful Amethyst, Garnet, Amber, Rose Quartz or Turquoise teardrop cabochons strung on a delicate sterling silver chain. The cabochons are approximately 1cm in length. Click to enlarge. We also have a matching bracelet and earrings.
The Akila ("intelligent" or "clear of mind") Necklace combines gorgeous Lapis Lazuli, Malachite or Black Onyx beads with beautiful freshwater pearls. The pearls represent purity and clarity while Lapis Lazuli is for luck, Malachite for good health and Black Onyx for fertility and good fortune. Length 42cm. Click to enlarge
The Safiya ("Pure") Collar is composed of Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite or Black Onyx beads and sterling silver beads, chain and wire. The design is a modern take on the traditional form of the Wesekh Collar which was favoured by the Gods and Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The wide part of the collar is connected by a delicate chain of sterling silver. Click to enlarge
Sinuhe ("son of the sycamore") was the name of the central character in The Story of Sinuhe, thought to be the first historical novel. The Sinuhe necklace is a beautiful single strand choker with Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Turquoise, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Amethyst or Red Jasper beads and sterling silver oval beads. (short:48 cm long:60cm). Click to enlarge
The Anippe ("Daughter of the Nile") Necklace invokes the power of the river Nile and is dedicated to the goddess Anuket, who was the personification of the river. During her festival jewellery was thrown into the Nile as a gift to the goddess. The Anippe necklace is composed of sterling silver beads with freshwater pearls and your choice of gemstone. The white Pearls and the sterling silver represent the eternal purity of water. Lapis Lazuli was often used to represent the Nile itself, Malachite represents the life-giving properties of the river and Black Onyx represents the fertile black soil left by the innundation. (short:48cm Long: 60cm). Check out the Annipe Bracelet. Click to enlarge
This piece is a beautiful silver and gemstone necklace dedicated to Seshat, the goddess of writing. It is formed from stunning sterling silver beads with Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Turquoise, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Amethyst or Red Jasper beads and is available in two sizes (short:48cm, long:60cm). Click to enlarge
The Seshen ("lotus") Necklace is a beautiful single strand necklace with Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Amethyst, Turquoise or Red Jasper beads and sterling silver beads shaped like closed lotus buds. The lotus was closely associated with the god Nefertum. (short:48 cm, long 60cm). Click to enlarge
The Sitamun ("Daughter of Amun") Necklace combines beautiful Lapis, Malachite, Black Onyx, Turquoise, Red Jasper, Amethyst or Carnelian beads with sterling silver beads. It is available in two lengths: approx. 42cm and 60cm. Check out the matching bracelet and earrings.
The delicate Astet Necklace is dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis. It features Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Black Onyx (for fertility and good fortune) or Malachite (for good health) beads and sterling silver beads (representing purity and eternity).Its lengths: approx. 38cm and 60cm. Check out the matching bracelet and earrings. Click to enlarge
The Herret ("flower") Necklace is a delicate and beautiful single strand necklace which combines stunning swarovski crystal flowers with sterling silver beads and Lapis Lazuli. Malachite, Black Onyx or Turquoise beads. (length 48 cm). Click to enlarge