Stunning Sterling Silver Ankh with Moonstone Pendant or Necklace - This classic egyptian necklace can be worn everyday or in the evening; casually or for more formal occasions - Sterling Silver and Gemstones are always in style!
Sterling Silver Marcasite Ankh with Moonstone Inlay Pendant Necklace
Overall Pendant Size, approx. : 37mm tall x 20mm wide (1.45" x 0.79"), .925 Hallmarked
Sterling Silver Chain : ~1mm - 16-inch or 18-inch length, Hallmarked.
Hand-crafted -- .925 - Solid Sterling Silver -- All pieces are .925 Hallmarked. As these necklaces were hand-crafted with Genuine Sterling Silver and Gemstones, slight variations should be expected. Pictures show examples. Each one is Unique.
When selecting on SS Chain, your Solid Sterling Ankh Necklace will come gift-boxed and ready to Wear or Gift.
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.
Moonstone - According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams. At one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you can see your future. In India, moonstone is still regarded as a sacred stone and is widely believed to bring good fortune. The ancient Romans also associated moonstone with the moon and speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. They considered the gemstones as possessing those properties traditionally associated with the moon: romance, femininity, intuition, dreams and the emotions. As the name suggests moonstones are strongly connected to the moon and lunar energies. Moonstone intensifies the feminine Goddess energies. This beautiful crystal has a powerful vibration that heightens psychic abilities, aids one in embracing their spiritual gifts, and assists women to recognize and embrace their innate personal power. Within a jewellery context, the word Solitaire is used to describe a single gemstone set into piece of jewellery.