And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20
Where did we get the ichthus symbol for Christ? The Greek word for fish is ichthys. In the early first century, Christians began making an acrostic from this word: Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter, i.e. Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. It has become a popular icon ever since.
This simple, elegant ring features the beloved fish symbol of 14k yellow gold, attached to a plain band that does not detract from the design. In the center of the ichthus is a classic cross, reminding you that the Son of God has come, indeed, and has truly given you understanding of the truth of the Gospel. Wear this emblem of your belief and never forget that He died to bring you life! Also available as a Christian Ichthus Ring in 14K White Gold or as a Christian Ichthus Ring in 14K Rose Gold. Or take a look at our wide variety of Women’s Christian Rings for even more inspiration!
Tradition has it that while Christians were under persecution during Nero’s reign over the Roman Empire, a sort of “secret handshake” developed between Christians so that they could recognize each other. If a Christian suspected that another person was also a believer, he would draw half of the fish symbol in the sand. If the other person was also a Christian, he would complete the sign. Nowadays, we don’t have to hide that we are followers of Christ, but can proclaim it openly. This Blue Ichthus Titanium Wedding Band is an ideal way to express your belief in God and honor your marriage vows at the same time. Fashionable and smart, the band is crafted from aircraft-grade titanium and coated with a special epoxy resin blend so that it can be polished to a near mirror finish. Made with our Signature Comfort Fit design, it can be worn all day, every day, with ultimate comfort. It’s also available with a satin finish, and as a Black Ichthus Titanium Wedding Band Ring as well. See our other Men’s Christian Rings, too!
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. – Luke 1:35
A theologian writing at the beginning of the third century, Tertullian, interpreted the practice of using the ichthus as a Christian symbol of baptism. “But we small fishes, named after our great ICHTHUS, Jesus Christ, are born in water and only by remaining in water can we live.” This engaging 7” bracelet would make an ideal baptism gift for the girl or woman who has recently made a public confession of her faith by following her Lord in baptism. Of course, it is also a beautiful bracelet to wear whether you were baptised yesterday or decades ago. Crafted of 14k yellow gold, it portrays the popular symbol of Christianity as a linked chain of fishes that is both fashionable and symbolic. She will truly love this piece of jewelry to add to her collection. See our collection of Christian Bracelets.
Another reason that some scholars point to for the emblanatization of early Christianity into a common faith community is that it may refer to Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the masses with fish and bread. It is second only to the cross as an icon of Christianity in the western world.
This pendant is actually a little box where you can keep small pieces of paper with prayers written on them. It opens with a simple magnet, making it very easy for you to exchange those prayers as often as you like. The 18” chain makes this delightful fish box hang near your heart, where prayer ought always to be. The outside of the stainless steel box is detailed with swirling stainless steel accents around a centered cross. We also offer a Prayer Box Stainless Steel Cross Necklace, too!
Jesus called His disciples to be “fishers of men.” That is another possible justification for the use of the ichthus as a symbol of Christianity. These uniquely designed earrings in sterling silver feature both the “Jesus fish” and the cross, so whether you view them from the front of the side, your faith will be proclaimed. From the side, you can see the ichthus, but from the front a modern cross is seen. Clever and beautiful, these earrings are comfortable light and hang from fishhook ear wires. As a gift, you can be sure she’ll love them, or if you want to buy them for yourself, you’ll know that they will become among your favorite earrings. These are included in our collection of Silver Cross Earrings.