- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Pendant height, excluding loop: 1/2 inch (13 mm)
- Chain: 18 inch, with spring ring closure
- Item number: wh422
"The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell." -Zora Neale Hurston
Eggs have long been symbols of creation and new beginnings. Ancient peoples in India, Egypt and Greece believed that the world was formed from a sort of "cosmic" egg.
Ancient Greeks and Romans would place eggs in tombs or leave nests of them nearby, a symbol of life after death.
Even today, Jewish people eat eggs after funerals as a reminder of continuous endings and new beginnings in the circle of life. Chinese people dye eggs red (the color of prosperity and good fortune) and serve them during a baby's first birthday to symbolize joy and new life.
This egg locket is embellished with hearts that create a see-through shell. It opens up with a latch, allowing you to place small, meaningful item or short note inside.