Ancient Ram's Horn Oyster Fossil~100 million years old
The H.o.p.e stone is more than just a stone, it is a Ram's Horn oyster fossil that is said to have lived over 100 million years ago and is remarkably preserved to this day. Ram's Horns represent family, community and strength in giving, through unselfishness.
Ancient Fossil Mirrors Human Virtues
When these prehistoric oysters lived, each contributed their own substance to bond together and build strong family communities. These ancient fossil oysters had no heart that could feel, nor a brain that could reason, and yet they fed the hungry, provided shelter for the 'homeless', and bonded with their neighbors! These ancient oyster reef colonies protected smaller creatures, who sought refuge and shelter amongst the reef. The colony 'collected' food that drifted in from the sea, and were a very important food source for the hungry inhabitants of the reef, the land, and the sea.They instinctively did good deeds for their 'sea-cosystem'! They could be wonderful examples of the purpose of our own existence and can inspire us to be "unshelfish" in our living, by giving and helping our local communities.The H.O.P.e stone is a potent symbol and effective tool that can help remind us to keep those thoughts focused.
A Stone of Biblical Proportion
Ram's Horns represent authority, strength and sacrifice and is referred to in Genesis 22:13. The Ram sacrificed instead of Isaac was caught by it's Horn and foretold the sacrifice of Christ who is now at the right hand of authority. The shofar of the Bible is a Ram's Horn that was sounded announcing the coming of the king, the call to battle and the victory after battle. The H.O.P.e stone, also known as the Horn Of Plenty stone, is named for its resemblance to the Cornucopia, a symbol of abundant harvest and reaping the inexhaustible riches of God's goodness.
“Symbolic representations have long been known to help fortify humanity’s collective consciousness for unification and meaning towards a common belief or goal. This ancient fossil is significant in its preservation, has resurfaced to be a very useful tool for humanity and now has a brand new purpose in light of our present day!”
Fossil Artist and Founder of Horn Of Plenty enterprises
Native To The U.S.A.
These fossilized oysters are found and unearthed in Central Texas. They are then cleaned, carefully polished and placed in a quality American-made, burgundy-suede, embroidered pouch that protects and preserves your important keepsake or H.O.P.e stone jewelry.