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Louella Jewellery Blog — Emerald

Emeralds; the May birthstone and 55th wedding anniversary gift

55th anniversary Emerald May May birthstone Wedding anniversary

Emeralds; the May birthstone and 55th wedding anniversary gift

Emeralds were the favourite gemstone of Cleopatra and who can blame her? The Egyptians used emeralds both in jewellery and in their elaborate burials, often burying emerald stones with monarchs as symbols of protection. On the other side of the world, the Muzo Indians of Colombia had well-hidden and prized emerald mines. These mines were so hidden, it took the Spanish conquistadors nearly twenty years to find them. It is the birthstone of the month of May and what a logical one it is with it’s lush greenness hinting at spring so perfectly. Emerald was long thought to help the...

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