A bestseller in our Museum Store, these Royal Egyptian Earrings are sure to make you feel like a queen! This jewelry combines the most popular and powerful colors of Dynastic Egypt. Blue represented heaven and red, symbolizing blood, represented life. Gold, with its enduring sheen reflected the powerful rays of the sun god. The original jewelry, found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, was made with faience (fired crushed quartz in various combinations) which was used regularly as a substitute for semiprecious stones. These earrings are made from gold-plated pewter with epoxy detailing and a lapis cabochon in the center. The posts are surgical steel and the earrings measure ¾ inch in diameter.
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