Ancient Egyptian people were fond of jewelry and used to adorn them with it very much. For them jewelry was not only meant for the purpose of decoration, rather they believed that some jewelry when molded into a particular form protected them from evil power. Anklets, necklaces, bracelets, collars, rings are some of the commonly used jewelry by ancient Egyptian. Egyptians used to decorate their jewelry with precious and semi precious stones of different colors. The variations in the color resembled their faith in magic and good luck.
Lapis lazuli, Carnelian, turquoise, feldspar is some of the stones used by Egyptians in their jewelry. Rich and poor people in ancient Egypt considered Egyptian Scarab Beetle as a symbol of good luck. On the base of the scarab, name of the person wearing it was inscribed to make sure that the wearer gets protective powers. Family of rich Egyptians used to wear massive jewelry known as Pectorals on their chest.
Egyptian jewelry provides a wonderful insight of the world that existed long ago. We always seem to admire its beauty but we rarely try to learn the facts surrounding these fine pieces of history. Most of the Egyptian jewelry symbolizes religion. The symbols that are found commonly in Egyptian jewelry are gods, magical signs, or even animals. These symbols were believed to protect the person from evil eyes.
Secondly, the scarab beetles had a great importance in the Egyptian culture. It represented the Sun God Ra and was worn by people of all classes. Thirdly, Egyptian jewelry are mainly made from precious and semi-precious stones like amethyst, turquoise, carnelian, and particularly faience which was most treasured of all. The various colors of Egyptian jewelry that you see are all a representation of good luck and prosperity. Lapis Lazuli is most popular due to its bright blue color. And lastly, the most common metal in Egyptian jewelry is gold and this had been since long ago due to its abundance in Nubia.
When you are moving out it could mean a lot of jumping back and forth and there are chances that your fine pieces of jewelry could get lost, misplaced, or even damaged. So it is very important that you store your jewelry pieces properly to avoid any chances of damage or lost.
If you have a lot of small jewelries it is best to organize them in a jewelry box. Jewelries like studs or earrings are best stored in wooden box that has a soft lining inside to keep your jewelries scratch free and clean. Before moving out wrap your pearls gemstones, and opals in damp cotton balls so that they remain lustrous and fresh. And keep them in a tight box so that they do not scratch against each other. Keep your necklaces hanging in small hooks in your jewelry box. This way your necklaces will not get tangled with each other. And, if your necklace has a big pendant lay it down in a small box. Storing your jewelries neatly will keep them safe while you move from one corner of your state to another.