Egyptian jewelry became popular when the Egyptians discovered Gold. They also used semi precious jewels including lapis lazuli and turquoise. Wearing jewelry was part of their dress. Children were "naked" until about 6 years old.
Beautiful Egyptian design - Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.