Ancient Egyptians have always been extremely talented in their art of goldsmithing. The Ancient Egyptians were among the first to consitute jewelry-making as a profession. Through archaeological finds we know they first began making their jewelry using natural materials such as beads, shells and bones, but their art took a new turn when metals and natural gemstones such as gold, gold, turquoise, agate were readily available with regular mission trips to the Eastern Desert and Nubia. Napoleon Bonaparte's conquest over Egypt in 1798 through 1801 sparked an interest in all things Egyptian as he brought back ancient artifacts which revived the Egyptian style in architecture, furniture design and jewelry. Egyptian and Grecian styles have been making their appearances on celebrities in Hollywood as ancient styles become modern again breath new life into fashion. Angelina Jolie made a striking appearance at the 2009 Oscars wearing a 65-carat Colombian emerald ring and 15-carat emerald drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. The earliest history of emeralds were in fact found found in Egypt, by the Red sea. The Egyptians mined emeralds on the hillside of Djebel Sikeit and Djebel Zabarah. Classic Egyptian jewels are often appear very modern with straight lines and feature striking gemstones with exquisite laborious settings. Emeralds and Rubies worn with a white wedding gown are the perfect contrast of colors. Consider a high impact with color such as an emerald than the basic white diamond look every bride chooses. Cleopatra’s favorite gem was the emerald. Be Unique and Unforgettable.
Egyptian Tiaras and Jewels Wedding Ideas
Emerald and Diamond Tiara Circa 1870 Sold at Sotherby's on May 2007 for $181,000- $230,000
Egyptian Royal Family - Queen Nazli wearing her famous Jewels which she later had to sell them in public auction in the States to pay her and her daughter debts in L.A in 1970s, they are estimated in millions now- Pictures Kodak Agfa
Angelia stopped the show at the 2009 Oscars showing up with these fabulous emerald earrings. Emeralds are a classical Egyptian look, as the stone was commonly found in the area thousands of years ago. Purchase these stunning Angelina's Oscar Inspired CZ Emerald Drop Earrings - Silver here, and combine them with your glamourous white wedding gown for a unique and unforgettable look.
The Harcourt Tiara A Magnificent Antique Emerald and Diamond Tiara Sold for $483,556 at Christies
Aubree's CZ Emerald Estate Necklace, Emerald Green Teardrop Chandelier Earrings, Channel-Set Princess-Cut Emerald Necklace , Frankie's Faux Emerald Ring, Faux Emerald Estate Ring, Faux Emerald Ring, Emerald CZ Solitaire Earrings, Peridot Square Earrings
Elizabeth Taylor is legendary in Cleopatra, playing the Egyptian queen who seduces Julius Caesar played by Rex Harrison who in political moves holds on to her empire. When Caesar is killed. Cleopatra looks to Richard Burton who plays Marc Antony for his support. Taylor is dramatic and has become famous for her role in Cleopatra. The film won four Oscars for cinematography, art direction-set direction, costumes, and special effects.
This stunning Fire Red Heirloom HeadbandTiara is a well made and stylish tiara for any girl who is going after a historical look for her wedding day. Rubies and Emeralds are a perfect stone to pair with a white wedding gown. In my opinion this tiara is the closest look to an egyptian tiara without spending thousands. Suprisingly this tira is only 35 dollars!
Some of the other jewels featured could go with the strong lines that Egyptian jewelry often feature. They would work with any wedding gown.
PatriciaVelasquez - Actress The Mummy Returns
Her red dress is a perfect example of Egyptian style, that a bride could incorportate into her wedding look.
Jenny Packham Wedding Gown. This outstanding simple gown screams egyptian influences.
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