May Birthstone

April 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Emerald is the birthstone of May and the perfect item for Mother’s Day.

Emerald –means “gem of eternal spring” and were traditionally worn to promote healing and enhance love and contentment.

The history of the Emerald is absolutely fascinating; many famous characters in History cherished and prized the Emerald. The origins of the use of emerald date to almost 3000 B.C. in both ancient Egypt and India.

·         Cleopatra prized her emeralds more than any other gem.

·         The Moguls of India loved emeralds so much they inscribed them with sacred text and wore them as talismans.

·         The Incas and Aztecs of South America regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone.

·         In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love and Emeralds were a signature used in artifacts created in the image of Venus.

One of the world’s largest Emeralds is the so-called ‘Mogul Emerald’.  It dates from 1695, weighs 217.80 carats, and is 10cm tall. One side is inscribed with prayer texts, and the other is engraved with magnificent floral ornaments. This legendary emerald was auctioned by Christie’s of emerald-clustersLondon to an unidentified buyer for 2.2m US Dollars in 2001.

La Femme Boutique has a pair of lovely tiny Columbian Emerald Earrings which are classical and elegant. Each earring is created with three Emeralds wire wrapped with 14kt gold fill and set on 14kt gold fill ear wires, a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day and from 25th April until 3pm Thurs 7th May we will upgrade all post to express so you can get that last minute Mother’s Day Gifts and if you joint our Mailing list  before Mother’s Day we are giving you a $10 voucher to help make Mother’s Day more affordable.

 

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