Fantastic cut Ankh symbol in asssortiment 5x10 gemstone types including: Goldstone, Lapis Lazuli, Rose quartz, Opalite, New Jade, Jasper, Rock Crystal and others.
The ankh, the ankh sign, life cross or Ankh-cross is one of the most famous ancient Egyptian symbols and represented in Egyptian mythology eternal life. Egyptian gods bear this in images as a sign of their immortal, the key to eternal happiness; when people wear it is thus stated that they have swapped this world for the hereafter. It was supposed to provide them protection against all kinds of dangers. The hieroglyph in this form means "life." The ankh-cross is also seen as a Christian symbol (a cross with an 'Appendix', called hangselkruis). In the Amarna period, the Aton, the divine life-giving sun disk depicted with many rays that ended each in one hand. On the preserved throne of Tutankhamun is the Aton depicted the king and queen the ankh empowering. Nonetheless, offering an ankh by a deity to a pharaoh, was the symbol of life giving energy. The ankh was always kept flat under the nose, because this energy with the breath was given as multiple images to see. It is seen as a breath of life or divine spark, which makes life possible. It is also a depiction of the life-giving properties of water and air. It is a composite character consisting of a loop or a circle, and a cross; herewith are referred to the male and female genitals, and is a metaphor for the ambiguities and the continuing creation of all nature. On the origins of the shape are different views. According to one, the ankh, the connection of the T-shaped cross-Osiris with the oval of Isis, resulting in a key that unlocks the secrets of life. Others say that the symbol represents the Nile River, which forms the basis of life in Egypt. The lower part is the Nile, the round of the Nile delta, and the two arms pose the west and east shores for. A third view is that the sign represents a sandal strap. And another says that the sign derived from the shape of a penis sheath is. In addition, the looped portion of the two zijbalkjes would represent the belt that was worn around the waist. In the Egyptian Coptic church was used in the fourth century as the ankh symbol of life after death. In the 80 years of the 20th century made it a symbol revival along as adornment in followers of the gothic / new wave subculture.