Fish Key Ring measures approx. 2.5"length x 1" width and the turquoise gemstone cross bead 16x10mm dyed in a subtle shade of yellow green is attached with non-tarnishing silver wire.
Just what does the Ichthus mean?
Ichthus (ikh-thoos) or ichthys is the Greek word simply meaning fish.
The Greek spelling for ichthus is ІХΘΥΣ -- Iota, Chi, Theta, Upsilon, and Sigma. The English translation is IXOYE. The five Greek letters stand for the words meaning, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. The Greek rendering is, Iesous Christos, Theou Uios, Soter.
This symbol was used primarily amongst Christians of the early church years (1st and 2nd century A.D.) The symbol was introduced from Alexandria, Egypt; which at the time, was a very heavily populated seaport. It was the port in which many goods were brought over from the European continent. Because of this, it was first used by the peoples of the sea as a symbol of a familiar deity, in this case, Jesus Christ.
The symbol was later used as a means of identifying or acknowledging a fellow believer in Christ without the need for any verbal communication being exchanged.