Category: jewelry

Gold snake bracelet 

Greco-Roman gold bracelet, from Tukh el-Qaramus. Roman Period,

ca. 30 BC- 313 AD.

Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Tutankhamun’s Usekh Collar

Glass beads and semi-precious stones. From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Pectoral of Tutankhamun

The Eye of Ra pectoral, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62).

The necklace, on which this pectoral was suspended in the layer of amulets nearest to the king’s mummy, consists of blue faience, plain gold, and granulated gold cylindrical beads.

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1332-1323 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photo: Ahmed Mohamed

Personalized cartouche jewelry

Translate a name or initials into ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs in this timeless Sterling Silver pendant. Handmade to order, at the Bazaar of Khan el Khalili in Cairo, Egypt. Each cartouche is stamped with the Egyptian government’s hallmark certifying the metal content.


Container for eye pigments 


container for eye pigments

in the form of a golden seashell pendant, excavated from the funerary complex of king Sekhemkhet at Saqqara. Old Kingdom, 3rd Dynasty, ca. 2650 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Usekh collar

Ancient Egyptian Usekh or Wesekh collar, glass beads, carnelian and Egyptian faience. Late Period, ca. 404-398 BC. Private Collection.

Bracelet with Isis Bust Finials

Finials in the form of busts of the goddess Isis decorate the ends of this gold bracelet. The figure on the left wears a Uraeus headdress; that on the right wears a Hathor headdress. Originally worshipped only in Egypt, Isis and her cult spread throughout the Mediterranean in the Hellenistic period. The goddess was the focus of a mystery cult which promised a better afterlife to its initiates.

Romano-Egyptian, ca. 100 BC to 100 AD. Now in the Getty Museum.

Ring inset with intaglio representing Artemis

Shown leaning on a pillar, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, is identified by the bow and quiver over her shoulder and the presence of the stag. Like a modern signet ring, the intaglio image of Artemis is engraved beneath the surface level of the carnelian stone and would yield an impression in relief. The stone is set into a solid gold bezel. Although the massive size of this ring is unusual for a Greek ring, such large rings were favored in Ptolemaic Egypt.

Gold and carnelian. Ptolemaic Period, ca.

225-175 BC. Getty Museum.

Amulet of the Double Crown

Small-scale Egyptian figurines, known as amulets, were thought to promote health and good luck. Amulets were such an important part of Egyptian religious beliefs that they were worn by both the living and the dead.

The crowns of Northern and Southern Egypt are shown atop a nb basket which is the hieroglyph for “all” or “lord.” Therefore this amulet may express the wish that the deceased, as a form of Osiris, rule over all Egypt.

Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. Now in the Art Institute of Chicago. 1894.961

Gold Hoop earrings

New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1189 BC. Private Collection.