Friday, May 13, 2016


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Birthstone for the month of May ~ the gorgeous emerald,

May Birthstone poem - the Emerald

"Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet, flower month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and a loving wife."

What an absolutely lovely poem! And such is the month of May, truly one of my top favorite months.  So much goes on in May! Although emerald is the color for this month, pink abounds in flowering blooms, summer dresses, and Kentucky Derby hats!  

What can we learn about the emerald?  Plenty!

Here it is in raw form, of the mineral beryl colored green because of its chromium content and sometimes of vanadium~

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The emerald represents youth and rebirth, as in those tiny green buds you see everywhere outside.  

Emeralds will grant their owner good fortune, originally mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. and today can be mined in Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia. 

The emerald has a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on a scale of 10, and can be characterized with the 4 C's: color as most important, then cut, clarity and carat.

So, May children, enjoy your forever youth, be well, and HAPPY SPRING!!!

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