Custom Personalized Jewelry | Cartouche Band II| Personalized Egyptian Cartouche Band II in 18k gold or 900 Silver
Approx 3/8" Wide*
|900 Silver Up to 9 Symbols |
|18k Gold Min. Grams of Gold 3.2 - 4.2 *Up to 9 Symbols $375.00|
Cartouche & Ancient Egyptian History
Symbolically the hieroglyph of the circle represents eternity.
*Please note: Each cartouche ring is an individual work of art and there will be variance. The width of the ring is going to depend on the symbols, some symbols are more vertical in nature. There are no refunds on cartouches as each one is a personalized order. With the ever increasing price of gold we feel it is important that you know exactly what you are buying, so we have elected to publish the grams of gold. Your personalized cartouche ring will not weigh less than what we publish, this is the minimum it will weigh, in 99.9% of the cases your cartouche ring will weigh more than what we publish. It is very difficult to give an exact weight since it will vary with the size, number of symbols, and the symbols themselves. We have chosen to err on the conservative side. The artists reserve the right to choose the hieroglyphic symbols and arrangement. (Some letters such as "a" "h" and "m" have two symbols.) If you have particular symbols please advise us in the "Special Instructions" box on the order form.
What is a Cartouche? A Cartouche (pronounced "kar-toosh") is actually a French word meaning 'gun cartridge'. When Napoleon's soldiers were in Egypt, they called the oval shaped etchings surrounding the king names "cartouche" because it reminded them of the shape of their gun cartridges, or bullets. Cartouches have a a long lasting legend that dates back over 5000 years ago. A Cartouche was originally designed for the Pharaohs to be an amulet of protection. Each Cartouche had the name of the person wearing it written in Egyptian Hieroglyphics King Tut... Ramses... Nefertiti... Cleopatra. Your personalized cartouche jewelry will be hand made in our Cairo workshop. Custom orders welcomed.