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Ivory handle of mammoth chiselled leaves and set with an Amethyst

A tribute to Bishop Saint Fleuret


According to the legend, probably a regional bishop of Auvergne in return for his trip to Rome, Saint Fleuret stopped at Estaing on the roads to St Jacques de Compostela with his companion the Abbot of Saint-Amans of Rodez around 620 .


 He died there after performing several miracles and became the patron of the parish of Estaing. Around 1361-1368 these relics were brought to the village church by Cardinal Pierre d'Estaing.

 

The Amethyst or Bishop's Stone 

This precious stone, symbol of the bishops, kept the sense of reality. This explains why the tradition of the church would have prescribed the bishop to wear an amethyst to the right ring finger. Marguerite de Valois, the wife of Henry IV, better known as Queen Margot, loved amethysts and, according to legend, adorned the fingers of her majesty.  

 

The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "who is not drunk", a name that has been given to him given for his presumed qualities to preserve from drunkenness. Considered the stone of the spiritual journey, it symbolizes wisdom and strength. With its great hardness, Amethyst is the finest stone with the purple tone most used in jewelry and jewelery. Purple has long been regarded as a royal color and it is also one of the crown jewels of the British Crown.


A knife of a very elegant line with its handle shaped in an ivory of first choice, its forged spring, chiselled leaves is set with an Amethyst of oval shape. It is made in my workshop and signed LACAZE to guarantee a quality know-how. It will be delivered with its signed, dated and numbered guarantee certificate as well as the technical description of the materials used.