Egyptian Gold Jewelry: Pendants and Necklaces

In some ways, Egypt is considered to be the home of jewelry. The Ancient Egyptian civilization was one of the first where proper jewelry pieces made of gold were seen. Earlier, simple jewelry pieces made out of seashells, bones, and animal skins were popularized and worn by people. While the concept of jewelry existed, people simply did not have proper material available to make better pieces.

That changed when the Egyptian civilization discovered various tools that could be used to shape and make jewelry out of harder, more durable substances. However, the one single discovery that changed the entire jewelry industry was that of gold. Over time, Egyptians discovered other gemstones and diamonds that could all be used in jewelry.

Before this time, metals such as gold and silver had alternate uses among people. For example, both the metals were considered to have various medicinal benefits and were even used in utensils, in addition to wounds. For starters, the jewelry culture began among the luxurious, high class royalty who saw jewelry pieces as a means to differentiate them from the masses.

Over time, a culture developed where jewelry pieces became a part of their culture, and was used to differentiate between various social classes. The royalty, the queens and their mistresses walked around wearing intricate gemstone decorated pendants and necklaces that have over thousands of years created their own particular style and niche in the industry.

The high end royalty in Egypt appreciated luxurious items, and had a liking for intricate carved jewelry pieces. Here, they were more of an ‘identity’, a means to differentiate between various social classes, than an accessory, as we see in modern times. However, the one discovery which changed everything for the Egyptian jewelry industry was that of solid gold.

It was the first time the metal was seen to have an exclusively aesthetic use, and began to be used by Egyptians for all sorts of jewelry pieces. This in turn led to a specific style of jewelry that still used designs and features that were seen in handmade pieces of earlier times. However, gold was basically non-tarnishable, had a sparkling brilliance about it, and was appreciated for its luxurious look.

This in turn led to trends that are popular even today, although with various modern twists to the style that initially became popular in the Egyptian civilization. Even today, various Egyptian jewelry pieces, especially necklaces and pendants are extremely popular among people. These pieces have various old-fashioned features that first were discovered thousands of years ago.

Solid Gold Hathor Egyptian Goddess Pendant Necklace

Hathor is an influential Egyptian goddess. She is considered to be the goddess of sky, and the mother of Horus and Ra, who is the Egyptian Sun god. The piece itself features a creatively designed image of Hathor who is spreading her wings whilst on her knees.

Egyptian goddess pendant necklace

The Egyptian goddess pendant necklace is available in three color choices: Rose Gold, White Gold and Yellow gold, and has various traditional features coupled with a modern twist and a sparkling polished finish. As always the piece is made and manufactured in the USA, and is entirely handcrafted.

Finding the right Egyptian goddess jewelry piece can be extremely difficult. This is because unlike the piece that you see above, most ‘Egyptian Jewelry’ pieces do not have the intricate style and specific features that were associated with traditionally authentic Egyptian jewelry pieces. This outright lack of choices means that people might have to look quite a lot to find the perfect jewelry piece.

In lieu of that, we have another Egyptian jewelry pendant which is sure to impress people wherever you go.

Gold Egyptian Cartouche Pendant Necklace

The gold Egyptian Cartouche necklace features an old school Egyptian Cartouche tablet made out of solid gold. Cartouche tablets are an integral part of traditional Egyptian culture and often feature famous hieroglyphic images. These images were once seen in the oldest forms of handmade Egyptian jewelry, but have travelled through thousands of years of time, and can feature in pieces that belong to you!

Further, as you can see below, the piece is available in a sterling silver setting as well. As always, each and every jewelry item that you see on the Takar Jewelry website uses 100% natural stones and other gemstones, and have been handcrafted with utmost care. Overall, these are some of the best Egyptian Jewelry pieces you will find on the internet.


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3 Stunning Diamond Wedding Rings

A Stunning Diamond Wedding Ring (for men)

The tradition of men and women using rings to propose marriage to each other is one that dates back to more than six hundred years. It might as well be the most well preserved tradition that has probably gained even more popularity in the past two centuries or so.

According to the American Gem Society, the first recorded instance of a diamond ring being used for a wedding proposal was when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria used one to propose to Mary of Burgundy. This one event sparked off a continent wide trend among the Aristocracy and other nobility. Of course, before this diamonds were seen as a valuable good and were used in other forms of jewelry.

Nowadays, a wedding proposal for their loved one does not make sense to most without a diamond ring. Of course, while diamonds are popularly used both in engagement and wedding rings, choosing the perfect wedding ring is more difficult than choosing the former.

This is because engagement rings are bought before a wedding ring. Further, as the two rings are often worn together, they should complement each other and be suitable for wearing together. Of course, the reason diamond rings are considered suitable for one’s proclamation of love is that diamonds have always been said to hold special significance.

Traditionally, diamonds were seen as representations of strength and perfection. Further, it is associated with invincibility, courage and truth, all important aspects of every successful marriage. All these aspects, along with its physical features and transparent structure, are all reminders of qualities that every relationship needs, and is built on.

This in turn has made diamonds the perfect symbol of love, and it is a trend that refuses to die down. Every year during the wedding season (April-June and September and October), thousands of couples buy diamond rings to officially convey their love for each other, and the same has been observed despite the recent pandemic-affected months.

Regardless, the high number of choices that exist today, along with the details that you need to sort out makes the task of picking out the perfect ring even more difficult. However, in order to help you, we have listed out a stunning wedding ring which is highly versatile and is more suitable for men.

It is no secret that women have an insanely high number of choices when it comes to diamond wedding rings. One on hand, while there are only a few designs available for men, women have around half a dozen different cut-styles and further designs in each category.

There are a high number of available customizations, along with multiple colors options. To make the job easier for men, we have picked out what we think is currently the best diamond wedding ring that you can buy, for men.

Men's 6-Stone Diamond Wedding Ring

The jewelry industry is predominantly women-driven, and most designs that you see online are made keeping them in mind. Regardless, this curved diamond wedding ring with a line of six engraved diamonds and a simple timeless design is perfectly suited for men.

sterling silver wedding ring

The ring is not overtly shiny or glossy, and has a subtle presence in spite of its large design. The ring is not the most suitable for stacking, and has a remarkable presence of its own. Its overall subtle beauty and ability to get noticed makes it quite the perfect Diamond wedding ring.

What’s more, the ring is available in multiple options. The 14 karat white gold wedding ring has a glossy edge which makes it look sharper and brighter than the Sterling silver variant. Further, for men who do not like shiny or ‘tacky’ wedding rings, the ring is always available in the subtler Rose Gold color option.

rose gold pink diamond wedding ring

All the products are 100% handcrafted, and use the best quality gemstones. Further, the rings shown above are hand polished, which gives them an added sheen. At Takar Jewelry, all of our products are Made in America, and we take great pride in the quality and overall beauty of each and every product that we handcraft. Finally, you can also check out the yellow gold variant of the product.

2mm diamond wedding band



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5 looks that compliment your jewelry

5 Looks that compliment your jewelry


While the variety of designs and types available in designer jewelry is vast, a lot of men and women struggle to find the right kind of outfits and styles that can accentuate and improve the visual impact of the pieces they wear. This leads to the under-use of jewelry and the notion that most pieces are only fit for certain occasions and times.

How to wear jewelry?

There is no denying the fact that particular occasions and clothes are more suitable for wearing jewelry, there are certain things that can be done in order to make the entire look better. The kind of look and clothes that you wear for different places is also different, and the same logic applies to jewelry as well. While certain pieces will only be suitable for casual and semi-casual attire, many might go brilliantly with your workplace clothes.

In this article, we will go over five different kinds of looks that should be sufficient for you to pick out the right piece and clothing for all occasions:

The workplace look

First and foremost, it is an obvious fact that workplaces are not suitable for wearing heavy or multiple pieces of jewelry. While most offices do not have a dress code that governs the kind of jewelry employees can wear, wearing bold or multiple pieces will more often than not be frowned upon, and therefore should be avoided.

stethoscope pendant

Further, you will not want to wear dangling pendants and necklaces or bracelets with elaborate designs, as that can also be seen as unprofessional. In office situations, it is better to go with subtle pieces such as stud earrings or a diamond ring or two. Anything more than that might transform the entire look for the worse!

Hence, for workplaces, we recommend a minimalistic approach to give you an overall professional business-like look.

The casual look

Most designer jewelry with their bold intrinsic designs is perfect for casual wear. It is the party that you are invited to, or the date that you have on the weekend, when you can be bold and free with the pieces that you wear. Here, wearing multiple pieces to create a unique look, and using bold colors that stand out is highly recommended.

stackable diamond rings yellow gold

This means that you can try big colorful pieces such as jewel-laden pendants and earrings or elaborate gold yellow bracelets and necklaces! Blending the right jewelry for your chosen attire can go a long way in brightening up your entire personality, and people are more likely to remember and notice you, especially in crowds.

Further, the variety in the types of designer jewelry available means that in casual situations you can also experiment with different kinds of pieces, such as anklets, toe rings and multiple studs. However, if you choose to wear multiple pieces, you should ensure that they are complementary and proportional with respect to size and color.

The idea is to wear contrasting colors that complement the overall feel of the jewelry that you want to wear. While experimentation is encouraged, you should know the difference between a good look and one that is simply an overkill!

For formal and semi-formal settings

Apart from the two above kinds of looks that you need to think about, there is a third distinct category of occasions when you might want to stand out without attracting too much attention or wearing too many pieces. These occasions can be your friend’s wedding, or a formal workplace dinner.

In these situations, while the aim is to create a memorable look that is noticed by people, you should consider going with simple, bold pieces that have the ability to stand out without making a person think that you particularly dressed up for the occasion. This is true for weddings in the sense that you wouldn’t want a look that takes away attention from the bride, or any such occasion where you want to be noticed without particularly standing out.

signet ring rope

Over here, the idea is to not wear too many pieces and colors, but just enough to be perfectly complimentary to your attire and give you a simple, bold look. A workplace-related commitment, or a formal dinner is perfect for such looks.

The minimalistic look

The minimalistic approach towards jewelry has taken off, in the last few months. Minimalistic pieces, or pieces that are “barely there” are simple yet stylish jewelry pieces with unique styles that are made to stand out without taking up too much visual space, in a look. They have simple lines and engravings with less colors and distinct discreteness that requires a person’s close attention to decode its entire essence.

Minimalism is an approach which started out as a way of living, or existing, a state of mind where one does not require too many materialistic things to be happy and at ease with his surroundings. In much the same way, minimalistic jewelry has an aura of calmness which people relate with confidence and boldness. Today, you can easily find minimalistic earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and various other types of minimalistic jewelry on any of the many jewelry websites on the internet. You don’t need to worry, and should remember that most people nowadays buy their jewelry online!

hammered band ring

Further, because of their simple designs, minimalistic jewelry is highly customizable, and often has space for engravings of initials and other customizations that you might want! Further, one should be careful about not wearing too many such pieces at once, because that can take away the very essence of the jewelry, and give you a cluttered look that will not do you a lot of favors, no matter what kind of occasion it is. If pulled off properly, minimalistic jewelry is fit for all kinds of occasions and places.

The custom look

At the end of the day, the kind of jewelry that you wear should be as close a reflection of you as a person, and it is your tastes that should define the jewelry that you wear. This helps in making you feel comfortable with your look, and also gives you a look which is more honest and true. It is the kind of person you want the world to see, which should define the kind of jewelry that you.

w initial necklace

Nowadays, there are various different kinds of customizations that you can make in your jewelry, such as text and photo-engravings, charms, and other kinds of personal messages or stories. There are various types of statement jewelry that can be worn in accordance to your personal preferences.

Going with custom pieces gives you a distinct presence which is reflected in your jewelry, and people are more likely to remember your look and personality. Custom jewelry is very popular nowadays, as people look to buy pieces that are truly special and unique.

At Takar jewelry, we have a wide variety of customized jewelry, such as initial pendants and earrings, and custom engagement rings. These pieces are made in America using the best and 100% natural stones and metals, and every piece that we create is handmade and therefore truly unique, just like every person on this planet. These pieces are not just beautiful; they are a true reflection of you, too!

As a bonus, below we have given answers to certain common color-based questions that people might have, about specific types of jewelry.

What color clothing looks best with rose gold jewelry?

When you look for matching jewelry for your clothes, it is the color, style and whether the tone of the piece is complementary with the clothes that must be seen to make the correct decision. For rose gold jewelry, wearing darker shades is recommended. Rose gold jewelry is suitable for light colors too, but not if the clothing is too bright, or bold. Rose gold jewelry is more suitable for a subtle look.

What color clothing looks best with silver jewelry?

The reason silver jewelry is so extremely popular has got much to do with its versatility. Silver jewelry can be worn with all sorts of clothes and other jewelry, regardless of color or style. Further, wearing different types of silver jewelry can also give you a keen, confident look.

Silver jewelry is also particularly suitable for formal and semi-formal occasions, like dinners and the workplaces! One final recommendation that we would make is the aquamarine pendant necklace, which has also gained immense popularity over recent months. You can see it in the picture below:


aquamarine pendant necklace

In conclusion, the kind of jewelry that you wear speaks a lot about the kind of person you are, and choosing the right look will go a long way in giving you the faith and confidence in the jewelry you wear!

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Best jewelry gift ideas for her

No matter the occasion or kind of relationship, gifting women jewelry is hands down a no brainer. However, with the wide variety of jewelry types and designs available in the market, choosing the perfect gift can often become a difficult task. Further, various customizations can be used to make the gift more personalized, and therefore special. In this article, we will look at the best jewelry gifts for her’ the woman you want to make feel special.

Birthstone pendant necklaces: While pendants and necklaces of all types are extremely popular amongst women, birthstone necklaces have seen a recent increase in popularity. The reasons are many. Personalized birthstones that signify the zodiac sign of the gift receiver, as well as other specific customizations such as name and initial engravings, make the necklace a one of a kind piece specifically made for one individual.

peridot pendant gold

Further, various gemstones are traditionally considered to hold special meaning, such as emeralds are said to represent mercy and compassion, whereas rubies are seen as symbols of loyalty and love. Additionally, the high range of variety available in designs and shapes means that finding the perfect gift reflective of the personality of the receiver is an easy task, nowadays.

Earrings: When it comes to finding jewelry gifts girlfriends will love, earrings are one of the safest choices. An impressive pair of diamond or gold earrings has the versatility and individual brilliance that allows it to be worn with all sorts of attires and jewelry. Most designer jewelry options are somewhat unfit for everyday use, but with a sleek pair of earrings one can never go wrong!

Solitaire Asscher-Cut CZ Stud Earrings

At Takar jewelry, we have a wide range of traditional Asscher-cut and birthstone stud earrings that have unique one of a kind designs and multiple customizations and size options. Further, we only sell handcrafted products and use the best quality of stones and gemstones in our designs.

Opal jewelry: Another recently popular gift option for women is opal jewelry. Opals have traditionally been associated with love and passionate eroticism, and are the perfect gift options for your partner for any occasion. Further, opals act as emotional stabilizers and are used in different kinds of jewelry options, such as necklaces, pendants, and rings.

Opal Gemstone Libra Zodiac Rope Ring

Opals are one of the most beautiful gemstones available in the market today, and are perfect for women who love jewelry that stands out on its own. Opal jewelry is suitable for every occasion, and one does not need to wait for a special day to gift his partner an opal ring or a necklace.

If those reasons are not enough, opal rings and necklaces come in a variety of designs and shapes, such as the Turtle ring or the cross ring.

Statement rope rings: As far as jewelry gifts for women are concerned, statement rope rings are one of the boldest options available. They are larger than normal fashion rings that generally feature an oversized gem or gold motif.

rose gold rope ring

Needless to say, the aesthetics of the statement rings allow for an extraordinarily high number of designs and sizes, and they generally feature a message or a story through bold designs or accentuated features.

yellow gold rope ring

Due to the variety, statement rings make for impressive gifts for all kinds of relationships, and there are specific designs available for mothers, daughters and friends.

In acknowledgment of how difficult a task it can be to find the perfect gift, statement rings are surely an option worth considering.

Heart-shaped pendant necklace: Heart-shaped pendant necklaces are also timeless gifts that can be given on any occasion and in any relationship. There is a variety of available designs and might have diamonds or other specific gemstones attached.

Heart-shaped pendant necklaces add a new depth and creativity to the overall look. They are usually only worn with casual and semi-formal attire, and are highly valued gifts because of the special meaning attached.

june birthstone pendant

Charm pendants are one of the most popular types of jewelry of the past decade, and have emerged as a popular trend that looks set to continue, especially because of the innumerable new designs and styles that seem to come up on a weekly basis, almost.


These are the new trendy gift ideas, with plenty of possible customizations that make them suitable for all kinds of relationships and occasions. Further, at the end of the day, what matters most is not the type of jewelry that you choose, but the special meaning and aesthetic features of the individual piece.

Finally, it might be that the woman you want to surprise has entirely unique preferences when it comes to jewelry, and therefore it is of paramount importance to think about the gift keeping her personality in mind. That is what decides the suitability of every gift, at the end of the day.

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Trendy cursive Initial Necklace | Letter pendant

Cursive initial necklace’ is the term given to necklaces that have personalized letter initials engraved on them. They have gained substantial popularity over the recent past due to the special meanings that are often attached to these pieces.

The underlying driving force behind the evolution of all types of jewelry has always been to make the pieces more reflective of the people who wear them. Henceforth, with modern techniques of jewelry making came more and more designs and ideas to make jewelry pieces personalized and customizable.

This way, personalized initial necklaces gained considerable popularity, and today diamond and gold initial necklaces are one of the most trending jewelry types on the internet.

x necklace

The meaning behind initial jewelry

There are various different types of personalized initial pendants available in the market today. Couple initial necklaces have the initials of both people engraved and often come with mesmerizing intertwined designs.

Needless to say, initial pendants are popular not only because of the aesthetic value of each piece, but also due to the special meaning and the emotional value that people often attach to these pieces. After all, an initial necklace is crafted especially for one person, and can come with elaborate customizations such as specific birthstones to symbolize the zodiac sign of the wearer.

Due to these reasons, initial letter necklaces make for amazing gifts not only for romantic partners, but also for friends and family, on all types of occasions. Regardless, couples’ initial necklaces, single initial necklaces, and initial necklace for moms are the most popular types.

The extent of possible customizations means that not only can you have single initials for first names, family names, or a child’s name; it is possible to have a combination of them to create a truly special piece. Further, various letters carry special meanings of their own, such as the letter ‘G’, which people often associate with high intellectual prowess and drive.

Types of Initial necklaces

Like most forms of modern jewelry, initial necklaces have also seen a dynamic increase in the number of designs and customizations available in the market. Various custom-shaped initial necklaces, such as the white gold initial necklace and the diamond letter necklace made in solid gold are available in the market today.

z pendant necklace

Moreover, various trendy designs such as monogram initial necklaces and initial bar necklaces have also gained traction. With the advent of technology and the high number of craftsmen  competing to stand out in the jewelry market today, initials can be engraved on a wide variety of materials. Due to this, artisans all over the world continuously come up with wacky one of a kind designs that are custom-made for specific individuals.

At Takar Jewelry, we not only provide a large range of personalized initial necklaces with various specific customizations, each piece is handcrafted, and only the best quality of stones and metals are used. This sees to it that all our products are of the highest quality and are handcrafted with the utmost care in order to fully justify the personality of the wearer.

The fact that there are innumerable types of designs that personalized initial pendants come in today means that giving them the ‘perfect gift’ for any occasion is now entirely possible. Furthermore, one does not need to leave the comfort of his house to find them. Earlier, the amount of time and effort it took to find something which completely justified the personality of the receiver was humongous. Today, that is no longer the case, and the existence of customized gold-diamond initial necklaces is the reason behind it.

How to wear initial necklaces?

While initial necklaces are better suited to be worn with casual or semi-formal attire, the accompanying jewelry can vary to a great extent. Letter pendants made of gold can be complemented by other gold jewelry, and in some cases can also be accompanied with platinum or silver jewelry.

Much of how the initial necklace is worn depends upon the specific user, his or her tastes, preferences, and physical features.  Further, grouping different types of initial pendant designs also makes for a groovy, modern look.

p pendant necklace

Finally, regardless of the tips and tricks given above, the idea is to be as comfortable as possible with the look that you choose. After all, initial pendants are specifically made for people, and not the other way around!

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What Does The Pisces Ring Represent?

To get to the root of what our Pisces Ring represents, we should first start with understanding astrology and what it means to be a Pisces.

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