Used a technique called gold granulation to design necklaces, bracelets, rings, and various decorations that were worn by both men and women. They represented not only power and status, but they provided those who wore these lovely designs, protection against evil. A metal manipulation method was used to shape the gold by hammering it into the shape they wanted. They topped and chased precious metal or they chose to string little pieces that were made into beads to construct collars. Solidified glass was often used for beading.
The workers were able to shape stones that they chose of different colors into inlays to design various necklaces, head pieces, earrings, bracelets and armlets. Gold was found in riverbeds and were used often since they were soft and easy to work with. Silver and lapis lazuli were imported from surrounding countries including Afghanistan. Gem stones became popular for their colors, but were eventually switched for polychrome glass as they were easier to shape, were less expensive and was just as effective with beautiful colors. The open back gem was invented by the Egyptians so that light would be able to shine through the gem and make it look even more beautiful.