Ichthus, the Greek word for fish, is an ancient Christian symbol inspired by the many disciples who were fisherman. First used during persecution, this secret sign helped early believers identify each other. Today the Ichthus is a universal emblem of faith in Christ.
The Fish was the mark of the early Christian. The first believers did not dare to wear any mark of their faith. If they did so they were often persecuted or killed. The Greek initials of ?JESUS CHRIST, GOD?S, SON, SAVIOR? made up the Greek word for fish (IXOYE); Ichthus. The early Christians sketched the symbol of a fish as a sign to other Christians of their faith. Today the FISH still stands as a symbol of a Christian. Ours are more diversified than the earlier stick like fish, but equally symbolic of our Christian heritage.
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This charm is crafted on 950 Sterling Silver, with inlayed Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise. It measures 1.4″ long by 0.63 inches wide. The back is solid Sterling Silver. The face of the charm is divided on 6 sections, each one containing the Greek letter that spells the word FISH, with the last segment having the fish silhouette, all crafted in silver. It comes in an elegant box with a explanation card, making it a beautiful and meaningful gift.