Easter Egg Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
No Easter jewelry will be complete without at least one egg in it! So if you are presently looking for a great focal point for your Easter-themed craft or jewelry, try Xinar.com’s Easter Egg charm in 925 sterling silver. This hollow-back silver casting measuring 7/16″ x 5/8″ is just the right size for most jewelry designs.
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What is the History of Easter Eggs?
Easter eggs, also known as Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are sometimes given as gifts. They are commonly given as Easter gifts. As a result, Easter eggs are typical during the Easter season (Easter season).
Although dyed and painted chicken eggs are the oldest tradition, there are now chocolate eggs, carved wooden eggs and chocolate wrapped in plastic eggs. Real eggs, on the other hand, are still utilized in Central and Eastern European cooking.
Even though eggs are a traditional sign of fertility and rebirth in general, Easter eggs represent the empty tomb of Jesus.
One ancient tradition was to dye Easter eggs red “in recollection of Christ’s blood, shed as it was at the time of his crucifixion.”
According to various sources, the Easter egg ritual can be traced back to early Mesopotamian Christians. After that, it extended through the Orthodox Churches into Eastern Europe and Siberia, and then into Europe through the Protestant and Catholic Churches. According to other sources, the tradition began in the Middle Ages due to Western Christians being forbidden from eating eggs during Lent but allowed to consume them after Easter arrived.
Decorating eggshells is a long-standing tradition, evidenced by 60,000-year-old ornamented, engraved ostrich eggs discovered in Africa. Eggs were associated with rebirth and death in Egypt’s pre-dynastic period and in the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Crete. There were also ostrich eggs that were ornate and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver in the graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago. Through economic, religious, and governmental contacts from those places around the Mediterranean, these cultural connections may have affected early Christian and Islamic cultures in those locations.
Saint Kosmas Aitolos Greek Orthodox Monastery has a red Easter egg with a Christian cross.
Many accounts claim that the Christian practice of Easter eggs was borrowed from Persian tradition by the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who dyed them red “in commemoration of Christ’s blood spilled at His death.” The Roman Ritual, whose first version was published in 1610 but which contains passages of much older date, has among the Easter Blessings of Food, one for eggs, along with those for lamb, bread, and new produce, which the Christian Church formally adopted as a symbol of Jesus’ rebirth.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 7/16″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 2.2 grams
• Hollow back
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included