The Ankh, an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph, is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt, known as "the key of life" or the "cross of life.” The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. This polymer clay pendant shows the Ankh symbol sculpted on a round shape and hand-painted in blue/purple tones. Attached to the clay piece is a sterling silver Ankh charm. Two Swarovski rhinestones crystals have been added to the clay Ankh symbol. One crystal is clear and the other is amethyst (dark purple). The round clay shape is heat-cured and finished with a coat of acrylic varnish to protect it, but I would suggest not getting it wet. The clay shaped Ankh measures 1.1/4”x1.1/4”. The Ankh pendant and sterling silver charm has been added to a necklace made of silicone rubber that is wrapped in silkie smooth velvet. It is very soft to the touch and makes the polymer clay Ankh symbol really stand out. When closed, the necklace measures 7” around. There are two photos that show the velvet necklace from the back. It is very easy to slide the long narrow piece into. Each hand-made piece of jewelry will be sent in a small silver box that comes in a pretty organza drawstring gift satchel.