Vintage Crafts from Egypt and West Africa

Longmont, Colorado
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About HistoryDefined

Sales 9,917
On Etsy since 2018
Video summary: See how our beautiful personalized pendants are made in Cairo, Egypt!

A treasure trove of vintage one-of-a-kinds and other handmade crafts from Egypt.

Production partners

  • Khan el Khalili

    Cairo, Egypt

    Our Cairo office is managed by 3 Egyptians who have been working with us for over 25 years! We consider them as close as family and Steve talks with them daily. We really appreciate and care deeply for these men and their families. Hassan Gouda, Hassan Attiya, and Nasr Mahtouk manage our orders.

  • Luxor Warehouse

    Luxor, Egypt

    We have been buying our hand-carved scarabs, alabaster and other items in stone and ceramics from the Matani family in the village of el-Gourna, across the Nile from Luxor. This wonderful family has been involved in making replicas of ancient statues for as many generations as can be remembered.

  • Casting Company

    RI, United States

    This company helps build models of the historic products we want to create, then creates molds to cast each product

  • Warehouse

    CO, United States

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Last updated on Feb 28, 2022


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Last updated on Aug 17, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale pricing! Please contact us for wholesale pricing or visit www.discoveriesinc.com.

Custom and personalized orders

We do offer personalized cartouche pendants. Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns.
Once your order is placed, please contact us within 2 days for cancelations or changes to personalization.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We offer gift wrapping with unique Egyptian design wrapping paper, hieroglyphic boxes and gold pyramid boxes (for jewelry).

Package Delays

We cannot offer refunds due to USPS package delays. FedEx is much more reliable if you need your package to arrive by a certain time. Please select expedited shipping at checkout or contact us for expedited options to ensure timely package deliveries.

Care instructions

Silver jewelry requires occasional cleaning and extra care. Please read our blog post on how to clean tarnished jewelry. https://egyptianimports.com/blogs/news/how-to-clean-tarnished-jewelry

Missing Packages

Due to the increase in missing packages from USPS, we have decided to offer a signature required shipping upgrade option. We highly suggest you upgrade your shipping as many of these items are one-of-a-kind and cannot be replaced. If your order is not shipped signature required, we will not be able to offer a refund if the tracking says “delivered” but the package is missing.

High Value Jewelry Shipping

Please note that we are not responsible for cartouches lost in shipping. In order to be confident in delivery, please choose "FedEx 2-Day Signature Required" at checkout. If your order is not shipped signature required, we will not be able to offer a refund if the tracking says “delivered” but the package is missing.

Gold Cartouches

Our cartouches are solid gold and not gold plated!
What is the difference between 14k & 18k Gold?
The difference is this: pure gold is 24 karat, but it is too soft to work with, so silver and other metals are mixed in to make jewelry. 18k gold has 75% gold content; 14k has just under 60%. The look and feel of 14k & 18k pendants are the same, but 14k is less pure gold, and it costs about 20% less.

I/E/Y Cartouche Information

The hieroglyphic language is a phonetic language so there are three symbols that can be used for I/E/Y interchangeably. The artist chooses the symbol that will look best for your cartouche.

Customization Example

We do offer an opportunity to see the hieroglyphic symbols we will use for your cartouche. Please message us before you place an order for a personalization example.

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