These Egyptian inspired enameled pierced earrings are pewter plated with 18K gold for a beautiful, long lasting finish. They also feature genuine Lapis Lazuli cabochons at the center, and high quality epoxy accents.
The original jewelry, found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, inspired these earrings and was made with faience (fired crushed quartz in various combinations) which was used regularly as a substitute for semiprecious stones. The jewelry of ancient Egypt often had talismaic properties and was believed to protect from harm. 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.
Measures 7/8 inches in diameter.
Made in the U.S.A.
Perfect for those that love Egyptian jewelry!