The ankh is an Egyptian symbol dating back to ancient times, symbolising 'LIFE'. The ankh was regularly used in ancient Egypt throughout hieroglyphics, art, and artefacts to show the importance of life. The ankh is sometimes referred to as the 'key of life.' The symbol is a teardrop-shaped hoop with a cross connected directly below it. The hoop of the ankh represents the sun, with the horizontal bar of the cross representing the horizon, and the vertical bar of the cross representing the path of the sun, which rises above the horizon.
Available in Sterling Silver 925 with Rhodium Plating & 18 Karat Gold Vermeil.
- Chain Length 35cm / Extension 9cm / Lobster Clasp
- Pendant size 1.5cm
What is Vermeil?
Vermeil (pronounced ver-MAY) is a very specific type of premium gold finish. Simply put, it is a combination of a very thick layer of gold over high-quality sterling silver. For your Jewellery to be labelled 'vermeil' its base must be of high-quality sterling silver and a thick gold layer of at least 10k or more. Industry regulated gold thickness must be of no less than 2.5 microns (very thick), meaning that your Vermeil jewellery will last much longer then any of your standard 'Gold Plated' jewellery. Click here to read our tips on how to keep your Gold Vermeil jewellery last a lifetime.
What is Rhodium Plating?
Rhodium Plating over Sterling Silver 925 makes the Jewellery more durable, shinier, resistant to tarnishing and gives a more plush white silver feel. So Rhodium plated over sterling silver is better than just sterling silver.