Product Description: This pair of Egyptian Scarab Earrings are made from pewter that is 22ct gold plated. The Egyptian scarab's are supplied on hypoallergenic earring hooks. The earrings are supplied on an information card that depicts an Egyptian wadjet eye and hieroglyphics down the sides on the front and describes about fine jewellery in ancient Egyptian times on the reverse.
Information: Some of the most common jewellery in ancient Egypt were amulets and charms designed to protect the wearer from mysterious and hostile forces.
The finest jewellery was worn only by the king and the royal family, the court and temple priests. The court and temples were therefore the main employers of goldsmiths and most of the gold that was produced was held in the king’s treasury.