Easter Bunny Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Celebrate the spirit of the occasion with one of Xinar’s most delicate thanksgiving charms. Our Eastern Bunny Charm in 925 sterling silver is a beautiful accompaniment or focal point for Easter jewelry or holiday charm bracelets. This 3D casting measuring ¼” x 5/8″ features a fun and vibrant take on the mythical Easter bunny.
And like the Easter bunny, Xinar’s extensive inventory of jewelry-making supplies is also legendary. Xinar.com has been selling jewelry-making supplies like sterling silver charms, beads, and findings since the 1990s. Xinar has 20+ years of experience in providing DIY crafters and seasoned jewelry designers with everything they need to complete their designs. Our silver charms are also nickel-free and lead-free as per FTC standards.
What is the History of the Easter Bunny?
One explanation for the origins of the Easter Bunny is that it came from early pagan festivals around the spring equinox. Pagans honored the goddess of dawn and fertility, Eostre, who was typically depicted as a hare or an egg, as well as the springtime regeneration of life. The celebrations around the vernal equinox may have blended with the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection as Christianity spread over Europe, as they both happened around the same time. To make the transition easier, missionaries were reported to mix pagan traditions with Christian festivals. Thus it’s probable that Eostre’s and Christ’s resurrection festivities merged.
The first reference of a more modern Easter Bunny dates back to the 1600s, first mentioned in German texts. This rabbit, also known as the “Easter hare” or “Oschter Haws,” was said to lay a nest of multicolored eggs for good children.
While the mythical egg-laying rabbit is claimed to have been brought to America by German immigrants in the 1700s, no actual bunny once was the famed hare. As previously stated, youngsters would build nests for Oschter Haws to lay eggs in. The hare’s presents later became chocolates and candies, and the nests were replaced with baskets as the tradition expanded across the United States. Chocolate bunny figurines began in Germany in the 1800s, when bakers began producing sweets for the mythological rabbit.
Because of their pagan roots representing fertility and rebirth, the rabbit and the egg have become synonymous with the spring celebration. These two pictures probably blended into German folklore’s egg-laying rabbit rather than a (practical) chicken.
Easter eggs are a prominent Easter motif that have come to signify Christ’s emergence from the tomb and resurrection, regardless of who is laying them. One theory is that eggs were decorated to be enjoyed on Easter morning after the Lenten fasting was completed.
We may never know if pagan or Christian ties with the rabbit finally impacted the Germans. But one thing is sure: every Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny will continue to bring joy and excitement to youngsters all around the country.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 1/4″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 1.3 grams
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included