Ichthys Sterling Silver Necklace

A Christian symbol called 'Ichthys' in Latin. Engraved in Greek on reverse: IXOYE.

  • Pendant: 1-1/4" wide
  • Chain length: 18"
  • Necklace extender available here

$ 42.75
 
Ichthys Sterling Silver Necklace

This sterling silver Christian jewelry design of intersecting curves was perhaps the earliest symbol of Christianity. It was a time when the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire was at its height, and secrecy among followers was paramount. A fish would be an obvious choice of symbol for Christians when referred to so frequently in the Gospels. Being made of two simply drawn arcs, it may have been a method for two Christians to secretly identify each other, one drawing a curve in the sand, the other completing the symbol. Great jewelry gifts for under $100.

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Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.