Are you struggling for inspiration for a special person’s birthday this month? If your loved one has their birthday this month then why not let Jessica Florence Jewellery create something special for you featuring May’s birthstone.
A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolises a month of birth with this month’s being the beautiful emerald.
The Gregorian calendar has poems matching each month with its birthstone, May's reads:
Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
This gem is seen as a symbol of rebirth with its name believed to have derived from the word smaragdus which evolved from the old French word esmeraude, meaning green gemstone.
The beautiful jewel was worn by royalty in ancient times and was adorned by Queen Cleopatra and Atahualpa and was also associated with the goddess Venus.
They all put their faith in this particular gem because they believed the stone represented the earth’s seasonal rebirth and there was also the belief that the stone granted the owner foresight, good fortune and youth.
Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. They ae usually discovered inside shale, which is a fine-grained sedimentary rock, and the emerald’s distinctive colour is caused by trace amounts of chromium and iron.
What makes the emerald different from many other gemstones is that the inclusions and additional flaws found in emeralds are considered part of the stone’s character.
With such a stunningly rich colour, emeralds deserve to sit alone in a piece of jewellery only surrounded by precious metals such as silver, gold, palladium or platinum.
My online store has a birthstone bracelet featuring an emerald that is available to buy now. This gorgeous hand-beaded sterling silver bracelet is adorned with emerald coloured Swarovski crystals, which sparkle in the light, and is finished with a sterling silver puff heart charm.
But if you are looking for something different or even just have an inkling of an idea in your mind, then let Jessica Florence Jewellery create that special piece for you. Contact me to find out about the different types of jewellery we can create for that special person in your life.