Another version of the story has Mary visiting the Emperor of Rome to tell him the good news.
She greeted him with “Christ has risen,” whereupon the Emperor pointed to an egg on his table and replied, “Christ has no more risen than that egg is red.” As soon as he said this, the egg is said to have turned a lustrous red color.
Easter eggs are decorated in many ways. Some of these eggs are beyond beautiful. There is a process called the batik (wax resist) which is used to create intricate, brilliantly-colored eggs, the best-known of which is the Ukrainian pysanka. Then we have all have heard of Fabrege' eggs, which were exquisitely jewelled Easter eggs made for the Russian Imperial Court. Most of these creations had delicately hinged doors which opened to reveal hidden surprises such as clock-work birds, or miniature ships.