This striking collar necklace celebrates an ancient Egyptian broad collar in The Met collection. Our elegant statement piece features 18K gold plate with turquoise, carnelian, and black glass beads; it is 16″ long with a 2″ extender. By the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1070 B.C.), broad collar necklaces were the most frequently worn pieces of jewelry among the royalty and elite in ancient Egypt. The original broad collar belonged to one of the three foreign wives of Thutmose III; the king’s name is inscribed on the backs of the terminals indicating it was a gift to his wife. Due to its reflective nature, gold-plated jewelry can appear lighter or darker in varying light conditions.