Egyptian jewellery was beautiful ornate, and overdone in the times of the pharaohs. They were notorious for showing their wealth, and their personal adornments were no exception to this rule. The pharaohs all wore beautiful jewellery.
Gold was one of the most used and preferred metals. Copper was frequently used for its gold-like shine, and silver was used later, with the start of trade routes and importing.
Stones and Gems
Ruby, amethyst, garnet, quartz, turquoise and feldspar were some of the most frequently used gems or precious stones.
Bone was often used, as was polished glass. Ebony and lapis lazuli would also be used once the trade routes started.
Pharaohs owned many different styles of jewellery. There were amulets, bracelets, pectorals and collars that spread from the neck over the top of the chest, anklets, finger cuffs, pendants and earrings.
As a display of wealth into the afterlife, the pharaohs were typically buried with all of their jewellery and personal wealth in their tombs.