Materials: jade, Indian agate, quartz.

Height: 163 mm.

There are many legends and tales about this amazing flower, it became popular in the Middle Ages: according to some beliefs, the plant can protect from evil spirits and disease, according to others, they say about its heavenly origin. Therefore from old times, hellebore has been planted at the very entrance to the house. Helleborus is commonly called the Christmas rose, due to an old legend that it sprouted in the snow from the tears of a young girl who had no gift to give the Christ child in Bethlehem.

Sometimes helleborus is called a ” winter rose ” because of its amazing qualities – it is not afraid of frosts at all. Flower stalks grow right under the snow, and when the snow cover gets weaker, they grow out. They stick out from under the snow among the leaves of the previous year, still green as before.

The delicate carving of stone petals of milky white jade seems to convey their fragility, but their openness, on the contrary, shows the vitality and strength of the flower. The contrasting core of Indian agate emphasizes the transparency and tenderness of the plant.