Difficult to see the relics of the ancient Egyptian civilization, the use of a wide range of jewelry. All levels of society, from the Pharaoh to the civilian, the living and the dead, and everyone wear jewelry, and even the animal is no exception. Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, aristocratic jewelry and more use made of precious and semi-precious stones, both favorite ornaments material. Precious metals mainly refers to the alloy of gold and silver, Because the Egyptian domestic rich gold and silver is very rare, and more durable alloy of gold and silver; semi-precious stones ore spot a false charge of various colors in between gems and stones, such as green feldspar, turquoise, malachite, garnet, chalcedony, lapis lazuli. Ordinary people are wearing jewelry is generally made of glaze, usually quartz sand as a blank, and then decorated glassy alkaline glaze, the glaze can also be painted on the stones made.
Ancient Egypt to make jewelry materials imitating natural color, whichever is the symbolism behind. Gold is the color of the sun, and the sun is the source of life; silver on behalf of the moon, and also to create the statue of skeletal material; the celestite seem to protect the world’s deep blue night sky, this material were transported from Afghanistan; turquoise from the Sinai Peninsula. symbol of the water of the Nile brought life and malachite, can also be used instead of the the Libyan desert feldspar and even green glaze; the Nile desert to the east produced dark green jasper, like the color of fresh vegetables, on behalf of regeneration; carnelian and red jasper color like blood, a symbol of life.
Pendants, earrings, crowns, bracelets, bracelets, rings, belts, amulets and necklaces balance pendant and other types of ancient Egyptian jewelry, beautifully crafted, complex, decorated with a specific meaning. A 12th Dynasty (circa 1900-1800) of the belt materials include natural silver-gold, silver, carnelian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, feldspar and glass and other shells, amulets and beadwork. Shell hollow, made of silver-gold, the ancient Egyptians believed that the shells and the shape of the female genital similar protective effect. Two made natural silver gold, hollow talisman, on behalf of a bouquet inherit the throne hairstyle. Two fish-shaped amulet, to pray for the wearer against flooding. The Kneeling people such longevity God a He, he usually holding a palm branch. The rest are round beads, silver including hollow of Jinzhu child and carnelian, amethyst, lapis lazuli beads made of green feldspar. Loving this belt reflects the ancient Egyptians series of precious metal with colorful semi-precious stones, representing the height of achievement of the process of jewelry accessories. The pendant balance pendant when chest wearing the pendant too heavy to balance its weight pendant, often wear two shoulder blades behind the middle. Balance pendant shaped like a pendulum, and the pendant was originally dedicated to the god of the sky Hathor priestess who dedicated later all aristocratic women wear it to show respect for God. The pendant’s death symbolizes the rebirth and the number of children balance pendant wear child behind the meaning of blessing.
Represents the highest achievements of the ancient Egyptian jewelry of course, Pharaoh’s jewelry. With a large number of very fine treasure jewelry was buried in the tomb of Pharaoh, but after years of excavation, mostly been depleted. In one of the few not the excavation of the tomb of Pharaoh, jewelry is the most famous of the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamen tomb. In addition to the above kind, ancient Egyptian statues, reliefs and drawings on the jewelry worn by the characters, but also for its realistic portrayal of show to us today with the glorious achievements of the ancient civilizations in the craft of jewelry.