HIGH QULITY Hand Made, Sterling Silver 925, 18 Karate Gold Plated & Enameled Christ also available Virgin Mary Pendant Egg same size. HALLLMARKED SILVER 925. The egg is one of the symbol of "NEW LIFE, REBIRTH & LOVE" to be handed down to us from antiquality. The "egg" as a universal symbol, transcends many races, creed and cultures. GIFTS SUGGESTIONS any holiday. Good gift for wife, mother, the grandma, the grand daughter, lover, etc. Many grand mothers start necklaces for their grand doughters. size of the egg: 7/8"x3/8"
Mini Classic Faberge Style Guilloche Enamel Egg. A Sign of Faith - A real Christian Collectable!
Can be worn as a pendent or with a Cross on a chain.
In a Christian context it is a sign of Christ’s Resurrection from the dead. St Augustine described Christ bursting forth from the tomb as a chick emerging from an egg.
To celebrate the Pascal season, ladies in Old Russia would collect and wear miniature jewelry eggs on necklaces. Originally the eggs were made out of wood or porcelain. Around 1845 jewelers in St Petersburg began making them in silver with enamel. There two types of enamel work executed in St Petersburg were GUILLOCHE ENAMEL and RUSSIAN SHADED ENAMEL
This Cross and egg are of “guilloche enamel.” This is a French technique which was widely used in Europe and brought to St Petersburg by foreign jewelers invited by Peter the Great. The best known of the jewelers that made these types of eggs is the Faberge Firm.