For Egyptians, jewelry had a spiritual significance. It was worn, for example, to keep evil spirits away and protect their health. Certain colors, designs, and materials were associated with supernatural powers and deities.
The color green (wadj) was thought to be the color of freshness and life, which also represented fertility, joy, growth, and regeneration.
For our New bracelet collection, designer Marcos de Andrade was inspired by Ancient Egyptian history. Everyone wore jewelry in ancient Egypt, from the very poor to wealthy royals.
For the wealthy, pieces were made from semi-precious stones, precious metals and beads. Beaded bracelets such as our Hathor were very popular. The poor were creative and used painted clay, stones, shells, animal teeth and bones.