Cartouches were written on tombs of the pharaohs to help guide their souls into the next life. They were also worn as an amulet for protection. Now you can own an authentic Egyptian cartouche amulet for yourself! This beautiful pure silver cartouche is hand-crafted in Egypt. Just slip it onto a chain for a beautiful and unique conversation piece! Cartouche measures 1.5" by .375". Each necklace is unique with Egyptian hieroglyphics down the center and surrounded by an engraved border.