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Egyptian Jewelry - A 2,000-year-old Style Statement
By Anirban Bhattacharya
Egyptian jewelry is in vogue right now in some select circles. After more than 2,000 years, when the last Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra died, everything ancient Egypt is back again. And this time, the craze for bracelets, amulets, girdles and headbands have hit distant shores. The cartouche adds a touch of exotica to an otherwise ordinary evening dress, the tantalizing finger rings carry a trace of things long gone, and the amulets hint at romances and stories untold. The ancient Egyptian empire still conquers.

Part of the driving force behind a revival of demand for Egyptian jewelry is the craze for antique jewelry. First came the renewed demand for antique jewelry from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, now the clock has been turned further, much further, back.


Gold

was an important part of life in ancient Egypt. It adorned kings and commoners, and it has been found in the pyramids in enormous quantities, shaped into jewelry, casks, and ritual tools. The use of gems was limited - most of the Egyptian jewelry was crafted using colored glass, stones, and minerals such as malachite, turquoise, beryl, lapis lazuli, and amethyst.

Finding Egyptian Jewelry Online
Today, Egyptian jewelry is crafted by some of the most well known jewelers and jewelry design houses. Apart from how the jewelry suits your dress, you also need to keep in mind the symbolism that was so much a part of jewelry in Egypt. Colors played a major role in the ritual life of Egyptians, and a little understanding of the significance of various designs, colors, and materials used in Egyptian jewelry will lend a touch of authenticity and exotica to your attire.

When you search for Egyptian themed items online, you need to be careful which site you choose. Many pieces are crafted using 18 carat gold. While it is not easy to judge the genuineness of the product from the photos and descriptions online, dealing with a reputable online shop reduces your risk of being conned. Read the terms of purchase before placing an order; a generous return policy is an important confidence building measure. Site reviews and testimonials can help you decide whether the site is safe or risky.
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