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 Artemission.com. 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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