With its distinct green colour, it is no surprise that Emerald is the traditional birthstone for May. With everything in nature becoming green and lush, then I think this is the most appropriate colour for the month. In addition to Emerald being the birthstone for May, it is also the Zodiac stone for Cancer and Taurus – with associations of patience, understanding and foresight.
As a child, I was always fascinated by the beautiful emeralds that I saw in famous people’s jewellery. The most beautiful piece that I can remember, is this necklace that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. The vivid colour of the emerald and the square cut of the stones made the perfect combination as far as I was concerned. The multitude of diamonds faded into insignificance in my eyes. As an adult, I would love to own an emerald of that colour and a similar cut but I am very aware that I would need to win the lottery to own anything of that sort of clarity!
In my own work, I have been able to use rough emerald to create some custom pieces which hold a fascination all of their own. I love working with this stone, not least because of its tactile nature.
I wonder which you would prefer; uniform perfection or natural beauty? If you would like a custom piece made with this gorgeous stone, then please call me.
Wishing you a wonderful week,
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Please note that the stone attribute section is not proven to be a direct outcome of wearing or owning the stone. It is also not a prescription and should not be used alone to treat health problems.