Ankh Cross Stainless Steel Necklace Stainless Steel ankh cross necklace 1 3/4 inch 21inch stainless steel chain. It reminds Christians of the eternal life through Christ - John 14:6). The Ankh cross sometimes known as the The Egyptian cross, was originally an Egyptian hieroglyph used to represent the word 'life'. By extension, this cross became primarily a symbol of life. The symbol of the Ankh has also been interpreted as a symbol of balance between opposing forces, for example, between masculinity and femininity. It can also represent joy, energy, and fertility.