9ct White Gold 33x17mm plain solid Ankh or Peace Cross with a curb Chain 16 inches Only Suitable for ChildrenBritish Jewellery Workshops
<b>9ct White Gold 33x17mm plain solid Ankh or Peace Cross with a curb Chain</b><br><br>9ct White Gold Rhodium Plated 33x17mm plain solid ankh or peace cross. Handmade and hand polished in our Birmingham Factory in the Historic Jewellery Quarter, England, UK it comes to you carefully prepared in a black leatherette presentation gift box and is fitted with a light 1mm wide diamond cut curb chain necklace 16 inches (40cm) long. Please note that weights can vary with handmade or hand polished products, this is an average weight that we would expect the item to weigh. Please note this chain length is short and is really only suitable for children.<br><br>
The ankh, also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants. It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs). Thus it is fairly and widely understood as a symbol of early religious pluralism: all sects believed in a common story of eternal life, and this is the literal meaning of the symbol. This rationale contributed to the adoption of the ankh by New Age mysticism in the 1960s, to mean essentially the same tolerance of diversity of belief and common ethics as in Ancient Egypt.