The word menefer means beautiful city, and such was the metropolis of Thonis in Ancient Egypt. It was the bustling, jewels, spice, and silk-filled place, on the banks of the River Nile, in which the famous Helen of Troy and Paris had their lovers’ sojourn. Although it was watched over by a great God of fertility and life, it eventually sank below the river’s rippled surface. There its riches remained, the beautiful gems spilling from coffers and becoming encrusted with coral, mother of pearl, and sparkling silt. The Thonis Menefer Ring commemorates this magical ancient city. Available in gold-plating and sterling silver. Sterling silver set with amethyst, gold with moonstone.
Thonis was an ancient Egyptian city, which was of huge importance in the last decades of pharaonic rule. Like an Egyptian Venice, it was built on the Nile, and was criss-crossed by bridges, pontoons and ferries, that connected the temples and trading places. Surviving the periods of the Trojan war, and the many great rulers who followed, the city finally sunk below the Nile’s waters as the time of the pharaohs ended. The precious metals that were traded in Thonis became a sunken treasure, encrusted with natural beauty - coral, sea plants, and pearls. Silver version with moonstone, gold versions with amethyst.