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Egyptian Cartouche


#1

Does anybody have about or access to manufacturers
of Egyptian Cartouche’s. I have a client who wants "Joseph"
inscribed in hieroglyphics on a pendant. He has stated that it
must have the Egyptian authenticity stamp on it. It must be in
22k gold. If anybody can send me in the correct direction, I
would appreciate it.

Harley Owen Groff
GIA: Graduated Diamond Grader, Colored Stones
pursuing a Graduated Gemologist degree


#2

harley - ask your customer to try
http://www.egy.com/guest/source.html - it’s the egyptian
gazette online source - he should be able to get to the links
there & find what he wants - good luck - ive


#3

H&G, Some time ago I visited a Museum locally and found a machine
there that printed out your name in Hieroglyphics on Parchment.

Several of us did it and saved our little treasure. For quite a
while American Express offered Cartouches as a purchase.

It does not appear to be difficult for someone proficient in wax
carving to use the paper I received at the Museum to carve the
appropriate symbols from the alpha translation of symbol to
letter. How to get it authenticated is another thing. Teresa


#4

Hi, There used to be a few places in the gold soukes of Cario
that did cartouches (this was back in the early 80’s but I am
sure they are still there). I also recall that there was a place
in the Hilton gift shop in Cario that arranged that sort of thing

  • you should be able to look them up on the internet.

I am not sure of the stamping - but they consider 18k low end
over there so 22k shouldn’t be a problem. Might be a bit tricky
to import.

This is more on the topic of the valuation of gold in different
cultures but in Saudi Arabia they relegate really nice 18k
Italian chains to a nail or shower curtain hook - the gold shops
there are very sureal - most is 22k or 24k. I walked into one
store, the fellow behind the counter beckoned me over and
promptly put a Bedouin breast plate over my head - the thing
must have weighed over a couple of pounds - hey it was only
$22,000 US (wish I could have afforded it). Silver doesn’t even
rate a store - it is sold outdoors on carpets.

Thanks,
Cameron Speedie
Island Gem and Rock