Necklaces

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.


ancient Egyptian jewellery, Lapis and sterling silver menat collar

Menat Collar

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.

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Cost £34.99

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ancient Egyptian jewellery; Black Onyx Akila necklace featuring graduated gemstone beads, sterling silver beads and freshwater pearls

Akila Necklace

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.

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Cost £22.99

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ancient Egyptian jewellery, turqoiuse and sterling silver necklace

Safiya Collar

The Safiya ("Pure") Collar is composed of Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite or Black Onyx beads and sterling silver beads 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.

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Cost £25.99

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Egyptian jewellery, Amethyst Sinuhe necklace

Sinuhe Necklace

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)

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ancient Egyptian jewelery, pearl, silver and lapis necklace

Anippe Necklace

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

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Egyptian jewellery; Malachite or Lapis Lazuli Mandisa necklace with Black Onyx beads and sterling silver lotus beads

Mandisa Collar

The Mandisa ("sweet" or "blessing") Collar is composed of beautiful sterling silver lotus beads with Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Black Onyx or Turquoise beads. The style emulates the traditional curved collar and the silver contrasts beautifully with the rich colours of the gemstones. (Length 42cm)

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Cost £24.99

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ancient Egyptian jewellery, Irisi necklace formed with Malachite beads and sterling silver tubes

Irisi Necklace

The Irisi ("fashioned by Isis") Necklace is composed of Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Black Onyx or Turquoise beads and sterling silver tube beads. Isis was associated with Lapis because of its regal associations, Malachite because of its link to health and fertility and Turquoise and Black Onyx because of its association with fertility, luck and protection. The necklace is available in two lengths: approx 48cm and 60cm.

Check out the matching bracelet and earrings.

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Egyptian jewellery, single strand Carnelian and sterling silver Seshat necklace

Seshat Necklace

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).

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Egyptian jewellery, single strand malachite and sterling silver Seshen necklace

Seshen Necklace

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)

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ancient Egyptian jewellery, Lapis and sterling silver choker

Sitamun Necklace

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.

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ancient Egyptian jewellery, freshwater pearl and sterling silver choker

Shesep Necklace

The Shesep ("pure white") Necklace combines beautiful freshwater pearls with sterling silver beads. It is available in two lengths: approx. 42cm and 60cm. Check out the matching Shesep bracelet.

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ancient Egyptian jewellery, short turquoise and sterling silver Astet necklace

Astet Necklace

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.

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Egyptian jewellery, single strand lapis and swarovski crystal Herret necklace

Herret Necklace

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)

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cost: £19.99

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We are happy to accept orders from outside the UK subject to an extra charge to cover postal insurance. All of our jewellery is sent in beautiful black boxes made from 100% recycled cardboard with our logo printed in gold using biodegradable inks. Please note that the clasps used may vary from the design shown.


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