All That Glisters May Be Green

May 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

Ahhhh, the darling buds of May: Emeralds!! For all you lucky May babies, that fabulous green beryl is your birthstone! More valuable than diamonds, these gems have been coveted since 4000 BC, and were well known to be Cleopatra’s favorite rock. Of course they were also a favorite of La Liz, whose legendary emerald suite was purchased at Bulgari by Richard Burton while they were filming Cleopatra in Italy. Sigh.

Elizabeth Taylor wearing earrings from the Bulgari emerald suite. Photo: Corbis

Elizabeth Taylor wearing earrings from the Bulgari emerald suite. Photo: Corbis

Sacred stone of the Goddess Venus, emerald is a symbol of “successful love”, hope, devotion and adoration. Give your lover an emerald to stay faithful(!). The green color also symbolizes rebirth, fertility, and new possibilities. Emeralds boost creativity and guard against spells and enchantments! What more could you ask for?

In honor of the merry month of May, I dug out the few pieces I bought in Tucson this year, and made a couple of baubles.

Rose Cut Natural Emerald Drop Earrings

Rose Cut Natural Emerald Drop Earrings

Rose Cut Emerald Ring

Rose Cut Emerald Stacking Ring

Raw Emerald Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Raw Emerald Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Gotta have one? Clicking on an image will take you to the listing in the shop.

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