Is Emerald A Birthstone?
Emerald is a birthstone! Emeralds are May’s birthstone, which makes sense since May is the first month you can expect things to be consistently green in much of the northern hemisphere.
Lush green spring forests are a great comparison for Emerald’s many green hues and incredible clarity and saturation of color.
Of course, since nature’s beauty inspires my handmade artisan jewelry, I couldn’t resist the allure of natural Emeralds!
Is Emerald A Good Anniversary Gift?
Emeralds are a fantastic anniversary gift for anyone who loves the color green or want a little more versatility and variety in their jewelry collection.
Of course, Emeralds are also a traditional anniversary gift, given on your 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries. So why not consider some natural stone jewelry for those important presents?
Can Emerald Be Worn Daily?
Yes. Emeralds are relatively hard stones, so they won't crack or scratch very easily compared with softer stones. While Emeralds aren’t as hard or resilient as Diamonds, both natural stone jewelry and faceted gem jewelry made with Emeralds are durable enough for daily wear.
Is Emerald Good For Handmade Jewelry?
Yes. Emeralds are one of stones with beautiful colors in all shapes and sizes, which means that they are a perfect choice for handmade jewelry.
Handmade artisan jewelry like mine can help show off a different side of the stones and gems we all know and love and show how Emeralds and other stones are beautiful in all their shapes and forms!
Is Sterling Silver Jewelry Hypoallergenic And Nickel-Free?
Yes! One of the reasons I work with Sterling Silver and make sure all of my Silver is Nickel Free is to make sure my jewelry is hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. That way, anyone can enjoy my natural stone jewelry without worrying about side effects or skin reactions.
While it’s still possible to react to hypoallergenic Sterling Silver, those reactions are rare. If you want to learn more about hypoallergenic jewelry and hypoallergenic metal standards in the United States, my Hypoallergenic And Nickel Free Information blog post is for you.
Does Emerald Have Any Special Meanings?
Yes! Emeralds have been used for jewelry and decoration for almost as long as humanity has been around, so there is a lot of lore and special meanings behind Emeralds. In fact, the Emerald may be one of the most celebrated stones of all time.
Cleopatra was fascinated by Emeralds, and Ancient Egyptians thought they were connected to the cycles of fertility and rebirth.
Those meanings persisted for a long time, and still today, Emeralds are thought to aid in fertility, be a stone of love, metaphysically connected to the earth's bounties and aid in cultivating a good harvest.