Egyptian Ankh and Lotus Charms for your Egyptian-themed Earrings, Charm Bracelets or Necklace Designs. These Sterling Silver Ankh with Double-Lotus Charms measure approximately 18mm x 19mm.
Sterling Silver Ankh and Lotus Charms
Overall Charm Size : 18mm x 19mm = ~3/4" x 3/4+"
Metal : Solid .925 Sterling Silver
- Made in the USA
Charm and pendant measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a standard jump ring would add about 4mm (~1/8") onto the overall length.
Sold by : Charm, Necklace or Earring(s)
> Choose from : Charm Only, or Charm on a Sterling Silver Necklace Chain - see last picture for current chain style. When selecting on SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Silver Egyptian Necklace will come Boxed.
> This Ankh and Lotus Charm can also be converted into a Custom made Sterling Silver Earring. If you need a pair of them, order 2.
Ankh Symbolism - The Ankh was, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross
. The Ankh is possibly one of the most widely recognized symbols other than the cross, sacred to the ancient Egyptians, and often used as an amulet, this symbol is basically the T or Tau cross supporting a circular shape. Giving the appearance of the shape of a key, in Egyptian hieroglyphics this symbol stands for life or living, and forms part of the Egyptian words such as 'health' and 'happiness'. Linked with Egyptian gods and goddesses, such as Isis (eternal mother and High Priestess) and Osiris, most gods would appear to have possessed the ankh, to symbolize life, sexual union, and immortality. It is thus often referred to as the Key of Life, or even the cross of life, because of its creative power. The loop of the ankh is considered to be the feminine, whilst the T shape is considered to be the masculine staff. Together, these symbols reflect a continued existence.
Lotus Symbolism - The lotus (Sesen) is a symbol of the sun, creation and rebirth. Because at night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. According to one creation myth it was a giant lotus which first rose out of the watery chaos at the beginning of time. From this giant lotus the sun itself rose on the first day. A symbol of Upper Egypt.
The Lotus is also a spiritual reminder that no matter how muddy the water may be, we can rise, blossom, and come out more beautiful than ever.