Ancient Egyptian Faience Eye Of Horus 18K Gold Necklace


Evil Eye Necklace, 18K Gold Chain

Ancient Egyptian Faience c. 300BC, blue sapphire, 18K gold chain

Ancienne Ambiance X Claire van Holthe: One of a kind, hand-made by Claire van Holthe.

Wearable history for today and decades to come.


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Editor’s Notes: A magical contemporary necklace with an Ancient Egyptian eye of horus amulet – perfect for chic necklace layering or wearing solo.

Size and Fit:  Necklace measures 20cm long. Eye of Horus Amulet measures 1cm wide.

A little history… The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun god, Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, sometimes depicted with a “teardrop” marking found below the eye – which is beautifully represented in this necklace with a stunning blue sapphire.

Egyptian Faience: In Ancient Egypt objects created with Faience were considered magical… the blue/turquoise colour glaze linked to the undying shimmer of the sun and powers of rebirth. Egyptian Faience is the oldest known glazed ceramic and was first developed more than 6000 years ago in Mesopotamia.

Claire van Holthe for Ancienne Ambiance: A collaboration blending our brand heritage (ancient jewellery and antiquities) with resident jeweller Claire van Holthe. This enchanting collection celebrates Ancient amulets, intaglios and coins from various cultures set with modern 18k gold… thousands of years old and of museum quality, these ancient artefacts are given a new life as wearable history for today and decades to come.

Each unique piece is expertly handcrafted by jeweller Claire van Holthe at her London atelier.

Ancient Artefacts: Ancienne Ambiance maintains a provenance registry of all ancient pieces featured in jewellery collections and exclusively sources ancient artefacts from Leading specialists in authentic ancient art, jewellery and antiquities for five generations, Artemission is a member of the Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD) and abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct.

Beautifully presented in hand-crafted black gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.


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Jeweller Bio

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Claire van Holthe

Claire van Holthe has a passion for natural coloured gems and sources stones from around the world. Her hand-made designs, some reminiscent of ancient jewellery, are feminine, delicate and respectfully keep in mind the stones natural power and beauty. It is the stones cut and colour that interests Claire the most, she lets the stones speak for themselves and designs around their natural beauty.

In 2004 we commissioned London-based Dutch jewellery designer Claire van Holthe to make Ancienne Ambiance Jewellery incorporating ancient artefacts. We are now thrilled to showcase pieces from her Ancient Goddess inspired collection of one-off pieces.

Discover more about independent jeweller Claire van Holthe in blog post ‘Meet The Jewellers’ here…

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