The Ankh or “key of life” cross pendant is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for the “breath of life” and it symbolized eternal life and the afterlife. In Christianity, the ankh or breath of life also symbolizes God breathing the breath of life into man at the Creation. The 14k solid gold ankh cross pendant measures 1 1/2″ tall overall height inclusive of the hoop and bail x just under 5/8″ wide. The cross portion by itself measures approx. 1 1/8″ tall and has a total gram weight of approx. 3.0 grams of 14k solid gold! Egyptian symbols are etched into the texture of the design, including a cat at the top, Pharaoh at the bottom. What else do you see? Add a matching 1.75mm 14k solid gold curb chain necklace in 20″ or 24″ to match (optional) or choose from our large selection of gold chain necklaces. Also available in 14k white gold, shown below. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” – Genesis 2:7. This Christian jewelry piece is made in the U.S.A.!