Written By: Rachel Narozniak
The Ancient Egyptians rank as one of the world’s most fascinating historical cultures, a status due not only to the Egyptians’ lineage of powerful rulers or residency on the mystic Nile River, but to their cultural practices of dress and accessory. Egyptian clothing traditionally bore an array of vibrant colors, yet Egyptian clothing would always fall short of Egyptian accessory in terms of impression. Gems and jewels common to the Egyptian way of dress, the Egyptians wore a variety of jewelry styles that remains dominant in jewelry design today, including collar necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and hair jewelry pieces. Despite the various styles that abounded in ancient Egyptian fashion, the Ankh charm would rise as the predominant.
An occult symbol that represents eternal life, the Ankh functions in much the same way as Evil Eye and Hamsa jewelry, a talisman of good fortune, a protective piece when worn on the body. A distinctive and sacred symbol, the Ankh boasts a rich cultural history that endures in current Ankh jewelry designs, the Ankh symbol a surviving relic of the Ancient Egyptian existence.
Ankh jewelry design is characteristically elaborate, materializing in iced out forms as in our Iced Out Ankh Cross Pendant With a 30 Inch Rope Chain Necklace, and our Goldtone Egyptian Symbols Engraved Ankh Pendant With a 2MM, 24 Inch Box Chain. The engraved pendant is made all the more breathtaking by a center small stone placed at the heart of the Ankh piece.
Yet for all of the stunning styles of embellished Ankh jewelry on Ultimate Collection, it continues to be true that in Ankh jewelry design, one does not need heavily embellished pieces in order to honor the symbol’s significance. Our Goldtone Ankh Cross Micro Pendant With a 24 Inch Cuban Chain Necklace is a tinier piece that ranges about the average size of a Jesus Piece Pendant, or a Cross Pendant.
While pendants will always be the most popular kind of jewelry for faith symbols, the Ankh is so pervasive an occult symbol that it receives representation in earring form. Ladies may don the Ankh on their earlobes via our 2 Pairs of Goldtone With Clear Iced Out Ankh Cross Stud Earrings, and our Antique Goldtone Embedded Nefertiti Ankh Cross and Wings Design Dangle Earrings.