Despite her romance with Caesar, Cleopatra - the last queen of Ancient Egypt - has fascinated writers and artists for the past 2000 years. She was a popular ruler among the people of Egypt and built up the Egyptian economy. She was fabulously wealthy, witty, charming, intelligent, educated – and a woman with power and influence. Everyone knows her because of her beauty, but she came to represent, as did no other woman of antiquity, the prototype of the romantic femme fatale.
It's amazing to me that even through all of the hardships of being a female leader 2,000 years ago, she made an incredible impact on her people, and the country was prosperous during her rule. I created this vintage-inspired Cleopatra coin necklace for all the powerful, independent, and beautiful females out there!