Jewelry has long been a part of our culture, dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians. While things have changed a lot since the days of Cleopatra, a lot remains the same. If we go back in time hundreds of thousands of years, we will find that the first jewelry pieces were simplistic yet original and downright stunning. One of the first things that comes to mind (for me, at least!) when talking about ancient Egyptian jewelry is the beautiful use of precious metals like copper and gold. Ancient Egyptians had a knack for using and combining the materials that were available to them, turning them into one-of-a-kind, mesmerizing pieces. When I think back on what they were able to accomplish with resources from the land around them, it is inspirational to say the least.