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Egyptian Cartouche Hieroglyph Earrings, Handmade Turquoise Gold Czech Glass Dangle Jewelry

Item Description

Named after the “City of Hawks” in ancient Egypt, the one of a kind NEKHEN handmade earrings are a perfect gift for an Egyptologist, an archaeologist or a woman who just loves unique jewelry.  The artisan earrings were created with rich, matte finish, turquoise Czech glass in an oblong cartouche shape with hieroglyphs on both sides.  The hieroglyphs are imprinted in the glass and highlighted with a sparkling gold Picasso finish.  A stylized bird with a curved bill, possible a symbol of Horus, the ancient Egyptians’ patron deity whose symbol was a hawk, is the main hieroglyph.  A wavy water or river symbol is also included, as well as spirals, hooks and other representations.  Copper discs cap the top and bottom of each glass cartouche.


Stacked above the hieroglyph beads are two types of mesmerizing glass.  The largest of the two is translucent opalized glass that glows like elegant Ethiopian opals especially in bright sun or when back lit.  The opalized glass is faceted, adding subtle sparkle to the design.  Separated from the opalized glass beads by a small copper disc are faceted Czech glass beads rondelles in shades of opal white, sky blue and pale green with a copper Picasso finish around the bead holes.  These beads are also translucent for even more glow when worn.  The NEKHEN handmade dangle earrings were carefully designed and created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.


  • Turquoise cartouche hieroglyph beads: app. 25 mm x 10 mm x 5 mm; gold Picasso finish
  • Faceted opalized glass:  app 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Faceted Czech glass rondelles:  app 5 mm x 3 mm
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


For a better understanding of the relative size of the NEKHEN Egyptian hieroglyph earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.

Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The NEKHEN handmade earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!


***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


Shadow Dog Designs

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman


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