Sterling Silver Ankh Stud Earrings
Designed by request from a customer of mine, these simple ankh stud earrings are made in .925 sterling silver and are perfect for every day wear. They measure 0.9cm long and 0.7cm wide and the earring post is soldered in the middle of the back of the earring. I wanted to make a pair of earrings that are small but noticeable. It has an appeal to both sexes, and good for even kids to wear.
The ankh, also known as crux ansata (the Latin for "cross with a handle") is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph with the meaning "life". 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). The ankh symbol was so prevalent that it has been found in digs as far as Mesopotamia and Persia, and even on the seal of the biblical king Hezekiah. The symbol also became popular in New Age mysticism in the 1960s