The Allure and Mystique of Egyptian Style throughout the centuries has had sensual appeal every stylista has admired at some point or another. Everyone wore jewellery in ancient Egypt, from poor farmers to wealthy royals; for the wealthy, pieces were made from semi-precious stones, precious metals and glass beads. The poor substituted these with painted clay, stones, shells, animal teeth and bones. Ancient Egyptian jewelry was to both beautify the wearer and serve as a symbol of power. It was believed to provide the power protection, good luck, or guidance through the afterlife and could ward off bad luck or evil eye. Perhaps the most modern period of Egyptian influence in art, fashion and jewelry started in the 1920s, with the rise of the Art Deco Era.
The appeal of Egyptian jewelry has flourished in different periods throughout history with a broad variety of materials, reflecting the spiritual and mythical charms of Egyptian culture. There have been earrings that honored Isis, the goddess of life and magic, with her colorful wings spread wide; a beaded necklace representing divine protection, worn only by pharaohs for their burials; rings and bracelets; and earrings made with tourmaline, the semiprecious gem that ancient Egyptians believed came from the center of the earth and had powers to reach the heavens.
Starpone’s upcoming spring collection Makadi Bae named after one of the most exclusive beaches in Egypt (Makadi Bay) will host an eclectic line of jewelry pieces representing a beachy, exotic vibe with Egyptian dazzle fit for any golden goddess. The exclusive pieces will add “exotica” to any outfit or beach attire, day or night! Stay tuned as we reveal our upcoming collection. Coming Soon only at starpone.com.