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Bastet Cat Charm Earrings in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze

Bastet Cat Charm Earrings in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze

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These are a pair of handmade 3D Bastet cat charm earrings made with either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze.


  • Materials: available in either .925 sterling silver, a mix of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper, and antique bronze, a mix of 90% copper and 10% tin. Both are free of nickel, zinc or cadmium, which are common metal allergens, which can cause rashes and sores. For more info on bronze, read the blog post or consult my FAQ.
  • Dimensions:  The charms are 1.5cm long and 0.8cm wide. The ear wire is made in same material as the charms. The charms are a tiny 3D Bastet and great to wear every day. I can also make these in gold on order, so contact me for an estimate for the costs. 
  • Shipping Info: Shipping is with tracking and full insurance. For international buyers, please be aware of taxes and duties are payable to your country and must be paid by the buyer and is not collected by me.

The charms are based on the ones I saw on a necklace at the Eternal Egypt exhibit that was here a few years ago that inspired these, as well many other pieces.

Bastet was worshiped in Bubastis in Lower Egypt, and was depicted as a cat, representing a gentler aspect of the protector goddess Skemet. As protector of Lower Egypt, she was seen as defender of the king, and consequently of the sun god, Ra. Bastet was also a goddess of Goddess of protection, cats, perfume/ointments, fertility, children, music, the arts, and warfare, pregnancy and childbirth, possibly because of the fertility of the domestic cat.

Domestic cats were increasingly worshiped and considered sacred. When they died, they were embalmed, coffined and buried in cat cemeteries. The domestic cat was regarded as living incarnation of Bastet who protects the household against vermin such as mice, rats (which threatened key food supplies), and snakes—especially cobras. Cats in ancient Egypt were highly revered and the personification of Bastet. Cats of royalty were, in some instances, known to be dressed in golden jewelry and were allowed to eat from the plates of their owners.


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