Historically, eggs have been collected throughout history. Among the European aristocracy it became fashionable to give away as Easter presents artistically crafted luxury eggs. This tradition started in the 16th century and has continued through to today. In Russia, the fashion of artistically crafted eggs attained highest perfection in the creations of the goldsmith Faberge, appointed by the Russian Royal Court, with his famous "Imperial Easter eggs" for the Czar's family. The collector's passion for eggs from different material, from undecorated gemstone eggs to large egg creations, has lasted until the present day, and there are still many egg collectors and admirers in the various cultures of our world.
The egg symbolizes fertility. The egg shape symbolizes the first step that we must complete in order to achieve the realization of our goals and dreams. It also symbolizes things that have no beginning and no end. In meditation, one should hold the egg in your hand. Many believe they have a have a special, comforting feeling. Collectors sometimes collect individual eggs, and sometimes collect large egg collections in “nests” or baskets.
A favorite material of ancient cultures, amethyst has endured the ages as one of man's most prized possessions. Amethyst ranges in color from a very light lavender to a deep violet shade of purple sometimes with slight hues of pink and red. Banded amethyst or cape amethyst may have lines of agate or chalcedony running through the amethyst. This may also be called chevron amethyst.
The main Canadian source of amethyst is near Thunder Bay, Ontario where mining has taken place intermittently over the last one hundred years. Scientists believe the amethyst find near Thunder Bay to be over one billion years old. Amethyst is found worldwide and has the distinction of being the birthstone for February and the official gemstone of the province of Ontario.
Some believe that amethyst has calming and protective qualities and that wearing amethyst will increase inspiration and intuition.
- Dimensions: 48 mm x 33 mm x 33 mm
- Genuine amethyst
- This item includes an information card about the stone
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
- Plastic display stand included with this item