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Present for the Pope decorated by Preciosa crystals

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Preciosa crystal stones were used for decoration of a giant gold-plated „Egg with Alphabet”, which the Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev donated to the Pope Benedict XVI. at the occasion of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in May 2012.

The egg is a symbol of fragility but also of the beginning of a new life. The surface of this beautiful more than 2 m high egg is decorated by gilded motives of Bulgarian roses and golden letters of the alphabet, which Saints Cyril and Methodius brought to the Slavic countries. Their icon is decorated with a wreath of flowers and is placed on the top of this unique artefact.

This egg is also decorated with crystal stones from Preciosa. These crystals symbolize the spiritual contribution of ancient ancestors to the spreading of literacy and culture in Europe. Ruby colour is a colour of blood which was spilt in fights for national identity and better future. 

Author of the gold-plated egg is a well-known Bulgarian artist and calligrapher Georgi Andreev. Preciosa® Genuine Czech Crystal components were supplied by the company Laser Art, a business partner of Preciosa.


18.9.2012 12:29:11 | read 20113x



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