The Ankh was one of the most popular ancient Egyptian protective amulets and one of the most widely used symbols. As a hieroglyph it represented the word "life" or the "breath of life" and it appeared with this meaning in every form of art throughout ancient Egyptian history. The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt were often depicted carrying an ankh in their hands or holding out an ankh in a blessing and it was an important protective amulet used during the ritual of mummification. However, there is still some debate regarding the origin of the ankh. It may represent a sandal strap, a ceremonial girdle, male and female reproductive parts or depict the sun on the horizon casting a shadow before it. Whatever its original meaning it was certainly one of the most enduring and favoured magical symbols of ancient Egypt.
Wadju Ankh Necklace
The Wadju Ankh ("happiness and life") is a beautiful necklace of Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Red Jasper, Black Onyx, Amethyst or Carnelian beads with a sterling silver Ankh pendant suspended from a sterling silver tube. The necklace is also available with a sterling silver Lotus and Ankh pendant and with the Kheper Ankh pendant. Click to enlarge
Hedjet Necklace with Ankh Pendant
The Hedjet ("silver") necklace is composed of a beautiful sterling silver Ankh Pendant on a sterling silver necklace. We offer two different types of silver necklace (curb chain and snake chain) in two different lengths, and two different sizes of ankh (approx 1 1/4" and approx 2" shown left).
Nara Ankh Necklace
A beautiful sterling silver Ankh Pendant on a necklace composed of sterling silver beads, along with Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Black Onyx or Malachite beads. The necklace can be short (approx 17 inches) or long (approx 22 inches).
The Shai Nefer Ankh ("good luck for life" or "good fortune for life") Necklace features a choice of Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Turquoise, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Red Jasper or Amethyst beads along with freshwater pearls and a sterling silver Ankh pendant. It is approximately 19 inches (48cm) long but we can make a shorter or longer necklace on request. We also offer a matching Shai Nefer bracelet.
The Neft-en-ankh ("breath of life") is a beautiful sterling silver Ankh pendant with Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Turquoise or Red Jasper beads and sterling silver beads. The design incorporates the magical number three which was central to Egyptian theology.
This simple but beautiful bracelet is composed of sterling silver ankh charms. Length approx. 18 cm (7 inches). Click to enlarge.
Beautiful sterling silver ankh earings on sterling silver earwires. The ankh pendants are around 3cm long.
Ashai Ankh Earrings
The Ashai ("abundant") Ankh earrings feature a sterling silver Ankh (around 2cm long) with sterling silver beads and sterling silver earwires with a choice of Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Red Jasper, Black Onyx, Amethyst or Carnelian beads.
Postage charges are £9 for international orders. A refund of £4 will be made for orders from within the UK. All of our jewellery is sent in beautiful black boxes made from 100% recycled cardboard with our logo printed in gold using biodegradable inks. Please note that the clasps used may vary from the design shown.