An Egyptian necklace "golden ankh": an elegant representation of the Egyptian cross which was the ancient hieroglyph meaning the word "life": the ankh cross.
- Stainless steel necklace: quality 316L steel, nobly patinates over time, water resistant
- Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
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If you are looking for a necklace, reminiscent of the land of the pharaohs, this ankh necklace "ankh of diamond" (steel) could be a great choice! If not, you can also visit our complete collection of ankh necklaces to see all the models with this cross-shaped emblem of ancient Egypt.
If you are not interested in this type of symbol, you can discover all our Egyptian necklaces. If you want even more choices, don't hesitate to have a look at the rings, bracelets and necklaces which compose our Egyptian jewelry.
An Egyptian ankh necklace
As a symbol of union of the two cosmic principles, the ankh represents the mystical union between heaven and earth. The ankh can also be seen as the symbol of the contact between the divine world and the human world.
A pendant from ancient Egypt
After the collapse of Egypt's central government at the end of the Old Kingdom, the administration could no longer support or stabilize the country's economy.
In times of crisis, regional governors could not count on the pharaoh's help, and resulting food shortages turned into political disputes degenerated into civil wars.
Yet, despite the difficulties, local leaders who owe no tribute to the pharaoh used their newly gained independence to establish a thriving culture in the provinces. As the provinces controlled their own resources, they became richer.
In a burst of creativity, provincial craftsmen adopted and adapted the cultural motifs once reserved for Old Kingdom royalty. At the same time, scribes developed literary styles that expressed the optimism and originality of the period.