Egyptian Ankhs, Cartouche(s), Scarab Beetles, and Cobra(s). Themes of Ancient Egypt original jewelry styles.
Bracelet of Ramesses II
Bracelet of Ramesses II Gold mining has a long history in Egypt, as ancient artifacts attest. This gold and lapis lazuli bracelet was probably worn by Ramesses II (reign. c.1279-1213 BC) or one of his favorites. The solid gold bangle is composed of two parts, linked on one side by a hinge and on the other by a clasp. The broader upper part of the bracelet is decorated with a double-headed duck. Its body consist of a large chunk of lapis lazuli framed by broad bands of gold plate. The two heads
Egypt - Land of the Gods and Pyramids
Found in artifacts dating to the predynastic Naqada II (3500-3100 BC) time period throughout the rest of ancient Egypt’s long history, lapis lazuli appears to have been one of the most popular gem stones in the ancient culture. Known as KHESBED, the stone was used in jewelry, in effigies, in amulets, and even in medicines