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 measures 0.97 inches in diameter; crafted in solid 950 Sterling Silver with the CHRISMON on one side and the ICHTHUS (see photo) on the other face. The inlaid is done with Lapis Lazuli and Malachite.