Ancient Egyptian jewelry, vintage jewelryGold jewelry is a fad in the modern times. It is a symbol of status and vanity. However, these valuable gems have captured the imagination of people since the ancient times. The alchemists of the Egyptian civilization have been intrigued by the concept of gold since the time of the Dark Ages. They have tried to find answers to mysterious questions that they think are associated with gold. There has not been any documentation of their success, though.

There is a different value of jewelry for the Egyptians. They had a devoted belief that the precious materials like lapis and the turquoise have attributes that are magical and that these materials have a power of protecting them from illness, depressions, spells or evil spirits. A part of this tradition is preserved even to this day. It has been accepted by even the scientists that certain attributes of these materials cannot easily be described in scientific terms.