Men’s Necklace in Blue Faience with Red Jasper Hand-Hewn Nuggets - Em Hotep Collection
Egyptian artisans were never shy bringing together bold colors. The striking blues of the translucent faience in this necklace blends handsomely with red jasper. The toggle clasp and decorative spacers...
Hello. My name is Kelley Cross and I design and make Egyptian Faience Jewelry. Faience is an ancient art form born in the time of the Pharaohs. It’s a ceramic quartz that is kiln-fired to produce a vibrant and magnificent color, texture and translucent lustre. The Egyptians called this art form “tjehnet”, that which is brilliant or scintillating, like the dazzling sun. And much like the sun which was an integral player in all Egyptian Mythology, so to faience in its shimmering brilliance became a manifestation of rebirth and immortality.