Ankh - Pendant
Symbolizing health and eternal life the Egyptian Ankh is an ancient devine sign.
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The Egyptian Ankh stands for eternal life and therefore has been a very special, divine symbol of the ancient Egyptians - furthermore this pendant shows a variety of additional old signs: Engraved in the loop of the Ankh the Egyptian hieroglyphs Maat and Khet can be found, standing for balance and the life-giving fire of the sun. At the top of the loop an Egyptian lion is depicted, which is a symbol for rebirth after death. In the cross two Horus falcons are shown which are believed to grant health to the wearer of this piece of jewelry and at the center of the cross a water line is depicted symbolizing the origin of all life to the old Egyptians. Finally at the base of the cross you can see the Egyptian god Osiris, a Scarab beetle and an owl, all standing for vital force and protection in the life after death.
This pendant is made of Sterling Silver. Sterling is also called 925 Silver and consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Because of its high quality it is the most frequently used and most popular silver for the production of jewelry. Its name is derived from the Sterling coins that were used in Great Britain until 1920 and which consisted of exactly the same silver alloy.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Silver Dreams".
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Silver Dreams" - this line up can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
A main focus of our jewelry collections are magic symbols which are made according to historical artwork. Although a lot of people (like us) appreciate the beauty of the different designs and used materials, only few think about the deeper symbolism of these pieces of jewelry. In our modern world we see so a many different beautiful and decorative items that we usually only enjoy their beauty without considering the deeper meaning or the origin of the used motives and without knowing for what reason these items were formerly used. In our online shop we want to give answers to these questions by offering accurate background knowledge and additional information about every piece of jewelry in our collection.
Jewelry always had various functions which changed during the course of time: Because of the precious materials that were often used for its design it often was a valuable asset and sometime was even used as a currency. But especially in ancient cultures the spiritual meaning of a piece of jewelry was always important and the different motifs were symbols for the affiliation of its wearer to and his status in a social group. Furthermore jewelry can also serve a practical purpose like this is the case with safety pins, belt buckles and brooches.
Since jewelry is such a diverse cultural asset the meaning of a given piece can depend on the point of view and beliefs of its creator. For example many cultures developed pieces of jewelry showing to others whether its wearer is married or single: In our Western world these are the wedding rings while in African countries e.g. special bracelets or necklaces are worn for this purpose. Whether we are talking about weddings jewelry or talismans and amulets that were used for protection - often the decorations and materials determine the symbolic meaning of a piece of jewelry.
Not only the used symbols and decorations differ strongly between the cultures - a huge number of different materials were also used in the course of time. In the beginnings especially shells and pearls of wood and bone were used, because these natural materials were readily available and could easily be processed. Later the precious metals silver and gold became more and more important and also the use of precious stones increased. Nowadays all possible materials are used to underline the meaning of a piece of jewelry even further thereby creating pendants and other jewelry that could not be designed using traditional materials.
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We always try hard to add new jewelry designs to our range of products that are skillfully made and have a special meaning, because we want to offer our customers pieces of jewelry which are something special due to their symbolism and their beauty. Furthermore we try to take into consideration all cultures and epochs, so that everybody can find his quite unique piece of jewelry at our shop.