Egyptian jewelry and modern ankh jewelry in argentium sterling silver and 14kt gold: modern ankh pendant with pentagram; pendants of the god Anubis, the cat goddess Bastet, a bust of Bastet (Bast Bust!), the goddess Isis; Egyptian eye pendants: the eye in the pyramid, the eye of Horus and the eye in the triangle; the feather of Maat and the scarab as pendants: pendant variations of the Nilotic Goddess - winged goddess and spiral goddess are all featured on this page.
This page also features African symbols. Adinkra symbols from Ghanaian fabrics include the two crocodile adinkra ( Funtummireku Denkyemireku), the Sankofa symbol and the Sesa Wosu Ban symbol. Also on this page are the Ethiopian Lion of Judah symbol, the symbol of Haille Sellassie, and the symbol of the Rastafarian religion.
In hieroglyphics the ankh means both life and mirror. Sacred to the Mother Goddess, the ankh signifies eternal life and sexual union. The female sign is derived from the ankh. An ancient and powerful symbol, this is our version of the Egyptian ankh.
Small: $50 Code:048(23X9mm or 0.9"X0.4")
Medium: $60 Code:047(30X12mm or 1.2"X0.5")
Large: $80 Code:046(40X16mm or 1.6"X0.6")
Small: $130 Code:048au(23X9mm or 0.9"X0.4")
Medium: $220 Code:047au(30X12mm or 1.2"X0.5")
Large: $350 Code:046au(40X16mm or 1.6"X0.6")
Since the ankh is sacred to the Mother Goddess we came up with a specifically goddess version. Here the crescent represents Hathor,"Mother of All - Creator and Destroyer." Hathor is also associated with the light of the night sky, so the moonstone represents both the mother and the moon. The 14kt gold version is a spectacular piece combining the sun elements of the ankh with the moon elements of Hathor and the mother. A beautiful symbol of feminine power.
Medium: $80 Code:314(30X12mm or 1.2"X0.5")
Large: $120 Code:315(40X16mm or 1.6"X0.6")
Medium: $300 Code:314au(30X12mm or 1.2"X0.5")
Large: $470 Code:315au(40X16mm or 1.6"X0.6")
Modeled after the ankhs in King Tutankhamun's tomb, the upper part of this Egyptian style Ankh is yonic in appearance. This is the look of the original ankh. Egyptians and Egyptian gods carried this symbol by its loop. It was a sun symbol and therefore the Egyptians never made it out of silver. The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess who is a deity of the afterlife, conferring the gift of life on the dead person's mummy. This is thought to symbolize the act of conception.
Small: $50 Code:087(23X15mm or 0.9"X0.6")
Medium: $60 Code:086(30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8")
Large: $80 Code:310(40X26mm or 1.6"X1")
Small: $150 Code:087au(23X15mm or 0.9"X0.6")
Medium: $250 Code:086au(30X20mm or 1.2"X0.8")
Large: $510 Code:310au(40X26mm or 1.6"X1")
This ankh was almost 4 inches tall! Although we don't usually make pieces of jewelry the size of cutlery, we can. Email us if you'd like to go smaller than this but larger than the Egyptian ankh above.
Here an Egyptian-style ankh is combined with the horns from the horned solar disk in the crowns of Isis and Horus and the wings from a winged Isis. This ankh features a cabochon amethyst but any stone can be substituted. Email us with your favorite stone.
A more stylized, modern version of the ankh, this design also looks great with an oval stone on top of the upper part. Email us for information about that.
Another fabulous design from a fabulous customer. Our customer wanted to combine the modern ankh with the 8 pointed star and a star sapphire. Most of our symbols can be combined in ways like this. Email us with your choice of stone.
The ankh is the Egyptian hieroglyph for life and the pentagram is a symbol for the magickal tradition. This piece thus represents the continuity of magick, history, and the life-force from ancient Egypt to now.
The stone can be placed on the cross bars or on the star in either piece. Email us with your choice of stone.
Large: $90 Code:316s(40X20mm or 1.6"X0.8")
Extra Large: $125 Code:317s(53X27mm or 2.1"X1.1")
Large: $470 Code:316aus(40X20mm or 1.6"X0.8")
Here are a few of the Egyptian Gods: the hieroglyphic and bas relief representations of Anubis, Isis, Horus and Bastet, as well as the Staff of Set, and the Eye of Horus.
Anubis is the Egyptian God of the Dead. This Anubis is from a hieroglyph in The Book of the Dead that shows him as he is about to weigh a human heart against a feather. As the myth goes, if the heart is heavier than the feather, the ka or soul is doomed to hell. May you be as light as a feather! Anubis is the guardian of the West and, later, in Greco-Roman myth, a god of earth and sky. Here he is in argentium sterling silver and in 14kt yellow gold.
Small: $70 Code:1472 (22X15mm or 1.1"X0.8")
Medium: $85 Code:320 (29X20mm or 1.1"X0.8")
Large: $115 Code:210 (40X28mm or 1.6"X1.1" )
Small: $400 Code:1472au (22X15mm or 1.1"X0.8")
Medium: $600 Code: 320au (29X20mm or 1.1"X0.8")
Large: $1000 Code:210au (40X28mm or 1.6"X1.1" )
Hawk-headed Horus, the son of Isis and the dismembered Osiris, nephew of Set, is the God of the Sky, of Hunting, and of War. He has become an especially important figure in modern magick, especially in his form as Ra Harakhite in the Thelemite traditions. He is considered to be the God of the New Aeon. This bas relief piece was soldered onto a backing plate and designed for a keychain. A standard bail would be used for the pendant. You could also have this design without the backing plate in argentium sterling silver or 14kt yellow gold similar to the Anubis above. Email us if you're interested.
Isis is perhaps the most famous and the oldest of the Egyptian gods - she gave birth to the sun. Her dark twin is Maat, the destroyer goddess, so Isis is both creator and destroyer. Interestingly, early pictures of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ look like Isis with her son Horus; the difference cannot be seen. Early Christians did a lot of "borrowing" from established pagan symbols both for pleasant (Isis into Mary) and unpleasant (Baphomet into Satan) purposes - speeding along the conversion process, we would imagine. A moonstone (another sign of Isis as the goddess of the moon) surmounts the crescent.
Mother of the Sun! Protector of the Moon!
Medium: $145 Code:239(26X34mm or 1"X1.3")
Large: $200 Code:291(35X46mm or 1.4"X1.8")
Medium: $850 Code:239au(26X34mm or 1"X1.3")
Large: $1350 Code:291au(35X46mm or 1.4"X1.8")
Bastet is the Egyptian cat goddess, the mother of all cats, and she is also associated with the moon. We used to think that cats were domesticated and revered by the ancient Egyptians but now we know they domesticated themselves (and continue to do so!) long before the Egyptians. The Greeks identified Bastet with Artemis, who became one of the goddesses of witches: hence the undeserved link of black cats to bad luck. The Egyptians had joyous and elaborate festivals in Bastet's honor - as do those in the know today.
In this version she has a small 14kt gold earring through her ear. She's less expensive with a silver earring which you can do if you really hate cats :)
Bastet is also known as Bast. Here, this divine feline's head is not only adorned with an engraved collar, but she also has a gemstone eye plus the 14kt gold earring. The jump ring (bail) is on the back. This piece also works well as a pin. The ancient Egyptians erected a vast temple complex to Bastet, filled with cats. Mummified cats are frequently found in Egyptian tombs.
The Bast on the left has an emerald eye, the Bast on the right has a sapphire eye, a 14kt gold earring and a 14kt gold collar. Needless to say this is Bast's favorite iteration of herself! Want another stone in either kitty's eye? Email us!
This Egyptian staff was used by gods and pharoahs as an amulet and also placed in tombs to protect the dead. The sky was held up by four pillars shaped like the Was Scepter. The top is the head of Set which is from an animal unknown today. Set, often the adversary in Egyptian mythology, was the uncle of Horus and he murdered his brother Osiris. He is the God of storms, of disorder and of the desert. The Temple of Set, an offshoot of the Church of Satan, is named after him. This amulet features a faceted stone for the eye and gold accents. Email us with your preference for a stone or to go smaller without a stone for the eye.
Also known as the "Utchat", the eye is sacred to Maat, Thoth, Ra, Horus and other Egyptian deities. It is an amulet against evil. Two eyes facing each other represent the eyes of the sun and the moon. The eye facing the other direction is the eye of Set. This symbol also looks great with a stone in the eye. See below.
Small: $50 Code:073(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:038(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:460(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $230 Code:073au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $390 Code:038au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $620 Code:460au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Here's an example of the Eye of Horus with a lapis lazuli in the eye. Many stones look good in the eye - carnelian, turquoise, black onyx, etc. You know what to do.
This is an antediluvian symbol that represents the opening of the third eye. Thus it is a symbol of spiritual understanding, second sight and the brow chakra. Adopted by the Masons, this symbol on the Great Seal of the United States and on the dollar bill indicates the influence of secret magickal societies on the US government. This symbol looks great with a stone in the eye. The eye in the pyramid is termed 'antediluvian' because it is meant to have originated on the lost continent of Atlantis - which, if it existed at all, was destroyed by the Great Flood, if IT existed at all! Email us about your stone.
Small: $50 Code:165(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:067(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:457(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $60 Code:165s(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $70 Code:067s(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $95 Code:457s(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Also known as the all seeing eye, this symbol is popularly thought to be the eye of god observing mankind. Believers in secret chiefs who govern the world will recognize the symbol as that of the Illuminati. Israel Regardie, for example, titled his book about Crowley and the Illuminati "The Eye in the Triangle". The symbol is such a popular Masonic emblem that it appears on the back of the dollar bill. Depending on your proclivity, this symbol can be protective or threatening: Benevolence or Big Brother - perhaps both. Aleister Crowley wears this symbol on a funny hat in a famous picture of him.
There is much to be said about the meaning of this symbol but my current favorite is this guy: 'The Satanic Trinity Doctrine'.
There are a number of ways you can have this pendant: backed, oxidized, not backed, backed but not oxidized and in argentium sterling silver, argentium sterling silver and 14kt gold, and in all 14kt gold. If there's another way you'd like it, just Email us.
Small: $70 Code:632bck (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $85 Code:633bck (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $115 Code:634bck (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Eye in Triangle Pendant, Argentium and 14kt Gold, Backed and Oxidized
Small: $200 Code:632auox (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $310 Code:633auox (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $495 Code:634auox (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $200 Code:632aubck (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $310 Code:633aubck (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $495 Code:634aubck (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $275 Code:632bk14k (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $440 Code:633bk14k (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $660 Code:634bk14k (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Here's the Eye in Triangle without any backing. If you'd like this in 14kt yellow gold Email us
A symbol for writers, the quill, or feather, also represents truth. In Egyptian mythology the soul of the dead is weighed against a feather of Maat, the god of the dead. Should the heart outweigh the feather, off to the Devourer you go! Vice versa and it's to the Isle of Reeds, which you happily gather for eternity, at least according to the more popular images of the Egyptian afterlife. See Anubis for the god who does the weighing. The feather therefore also signifies spiritual purity.The blessing 'May your heart be light as a feather' comes from this symbol.
This version of the feather, but with a plain rim, is also used by Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant's symbol from the cover of Led Zeppelin IV. See more Led Zeppelin symbols here.
This is called the Nilotic goddess or "the Bird Goddess" and was originally discovered in a cave painting by the Nile. It is Egyptian before there was an Egypt and is an ancient representation of a female diety from a matriarchcal society.
You'll notice that all of the goddesses you are about to see are slightly different. That's the deal when one hand-makes every piece of jewelry. However, if you like one 'look' over another, let us know and we'll do our best to recreate it. The goddess is fabulous as an earring or a pair of earrings! Email us to get a pair of them for the goddess in your life or for YOU!
Small: $50 Code:151(22X12mm or 0.9"X0.5")
Medium: $60 Code:152(30mmX16mm or 1.2"X0.6")
Large: $80 Code:495(40X21mm or 1.6"X0.8")
Small: $140 Code:151au(22X12mm or 0.9"X0.5")
Medium: $240 Code:152au(30mmX16mm or 1.2"X0.6")
Large: $380 Code:495au(40X21mm or 1.6"X0.8")
This early pre-dynastic Egyptian goddess figure has her arms raised in invocation, power and triumph - perhaps over the cyclic processes of the nature she observes.
Stones we recommend for her include moonstone, amethyst, garnet, onyx and hematite. The stone shown here is a moonstone. You can have whatever stone you wish of course.
Small: $60 Code:497(22X12mm or 0.9" by 0.5")
Medium: $75 Code:498(30X16mm or 1.2" by 0.6")
Large: $100 Code:499(40X21mm or 1.6" by 0.8")
Small: $170 Code:497au(22X12mm or 0.9" by 0.5")
Medium: $285 Code:498au(30X16mm or 1.2" by 0.6")
Large: $435 Code:499au(40X21mm or 1.6" by 0.8")
Here is the goddess, carrying a stone and with detailed wings. The wings form a heart shape. Goddess magick, angels, and love all participate in this symbol. The winged goddess on the left holds an amethyst. The winged goddess on the right has 14kt gold wings and a moonstone in a gold setting. This piece shimmers with heavenly and "goddessy" light.
Medium: $110 Code:1010(30X16mm or 1.2"X0.6")
Large: $150 Code:1011(40X21mm or 1.6" by 0.8")
Medium: $410 Code:1010au(30X16mm or 1.2"X0.6")
Large: $565 Code:1011au(40X21mm or 1.6" by 0.8")
This time the Nilotic goddess is assuring her acolytes of her power over the cycles (spirals) of life and death. She is soldered on top of a spiral, which is itself wire soldered on to a back piece. The whole symbol represents the triumph of the female, generative principle over the forces of nature.
The spiral goddess is a complicated piece to fabricate but gorgeous - especially the medium and the large. The small is a little cramped but doable! The spiral goddess on the left is all sterling silver. The elegant variant on the right replaces the sterling silver spiral with one crafted from 14kt gold. We could also do a 14kt gold goddess on top of a silver and gold spiral. Why, the possibilities are endless - ok, nearly endless. Email us for quotes on any iteration that you fancy.
Small: $100 Code:724(22X18mm or 0.9"X0.7")
Medium: $125 Code:725(30X24mm or 1.2"X1")
Large: $160 Code:726(40X32mm or 1.4"X1.3")
Small: $200 Code:724auss(22X18mm or 0.9"X0.7")
Medium: $300 Code:725auss(30X24mm or 1.2"X1")
Large: $375 Code:726auss(40X32mm or 1.4"X1.3")
The Egyptian scarabaeus beetle is the symbol of the god Khepera, who rolls the ball of the sun across the heavens to its rebirth every morning. Thus "Chepre" (scarab) & "cheper" (sun) evolved into having the same meanings - sun, rebirth, and renewal. Here a citrine represents the sun. Other appropriate stones are garnet, amber, emerald, interestingly enough, (and more costly too) or any other stone that takes your fancy - to hell with literal symbolism! Email us with your stone choice - how about a black diamond!
Africa, the true birthplace of mankind, is rich with symbols. In addition to Egyptian, Ghanaian Adikra symbols, the symbols of Ethiopia are featured here. The vast mythology of the Yoruba and Kongo peoples is represented by the veves on our voodoo page.
Adinkra are vsual symbols from the textiles of the Akan people of Ghana. They are both decorative and meaningful, connected to proverbs and to stories. They are magickal and communicative, aspirational and descriptive. You can find many of these symbols and their meanings here. Let us know what you'd like and we will be happy to execute any in sterling silver or karat gold. We're interested in developing Adinkra symbols as jewelry so there's no design fee. Just Email us with the name of the symbol and/or an image. Prices will be comparable to those below.
This is the Adinkra symbol called Sankofa. It means learning from the past especially past mistakes. It also means that mistakes can be rectified. This is the most popular and one of the most common Adinkra symbols in the West. Mark even found it in a Constantine graphic novel!
This symbol represents two crocodiles who share a common stomach. When one of them feasts both are satisfied. This is an image of generosity and the commonalty of interest among all people. A fancy bail is required on this piece is you want it hung between the arms of the crocodiles. If you want it hung from one of the heads prices would be the same as the pieces above and below. Email us about that.
This is the adinkra symbol for self transformation. Combining the new beginnings of the morning star with a fiery wheel this symbol represents the energetic movement of spiritual and psychological transformtion.
The Lion of Judah is the symbol of the Ethiopian monarchy and here carries the flag of Ethiopia and wears the imperial crown. This is the primary symbol of the Rastafari and represents H. H. Hailie Selasie; Jah; the courage and heroism needed in the fight against Babylon; the System and for the African roots of mankind. On November 2, 1930 Emperor Haile Selassie was crowned King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and Power of the Trinity in the eyes of the 72 nations of this world bowing down to His Imperial Majaesty. Rastas hold that Selassie is a direct descendant of the Israelite Tribe of Judah through the lineage of King David and Solomon, and that he is also the Lion of Judah mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
"I and I sound the alarm, Selasie soldiers beat Babylon back! Jah Rules!"
Small: $50 Code:882 (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $60 Code:888 (27X27mm or or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $80 Code:889 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)
Small: $350 Code:882au (20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)
Medium: $580 Code:888au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)
Large: $920 Code:889au (36X36 or 1.4" diameter)
Colors became important to the Rastafari after Bob Marley became a superstar and public figure. He dressed in red to symbolize the "church triumphant" - Rastafarianism. Yellow stood for the wealth of the homeland. Green illustrated the beauty of Ethiopian vegetation. Black, of course, represented African ancestry. Even the language changed for many Rastas. The beautiful, lilting language of the island is a joy to hear. But often a Rasta will say "I and I" instead of "you and me," because he truly believes all people are one.
All of the signet rings we sell are made by hand, built from sterling silver or karat gold sheet. They are not cast. Consequently they are extremely strong and, as far as we know, quite unique. We know of no other jewelers who are making signet rings in this way. Here the Rastafarian Lion of Judah has been made into a signet ring. This ring could also be made with a 14kt gold Lion on a silver signet ring for around $650 but........depends on your size.
The RastafarianLion costs around $350 in argentium sterling silver.
Here is the Rastafarian Lion in 14kt Gold. What a masterful and important piece it is. This is also a heavy fellow! This ring in a size 9 (say) costs around $1300. As with all rings - as they are made to order - you'll need to email us with your size for your price.
Rastafarianism is a religious and political movement originating in Jamaica in the 1930s. It bases its doctrine on selections from the Bible and regards Ethiopia as the Promised Land and Haile Selassie as a messiah, with many members advocating nonviolence and rejecting materialism and nowadays also advocating vegetarianism.
Email us about this ring too!