Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Birthstones, Month of May

Birthstones Month of May

 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.

~ Tiffany & Co. published this poem and others for each month for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870.

Raw and cabochon cut Chrysoprase and raw and emerald cut emerald

Sun Signs:  Taurus-Emerald      Gemini-Pearl
15th- 20th century- Emerald, Agate
U.S. (18th-19th century)- Emerald
U.S. (*modern)- Emerald
Britain (modern)- Emerald, Chrysoprase
Hindu- Emerald

Green Agate, Sea Pearl, Green Tree Agate and Moss Agate

*The American, National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list which was and is used as the “modern” version of birthstones with very limited changes.

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  1. Yay for May!
    And for all that sparkles.
    Which includes You!

    1. Aww! You so nice! I thank and appreciate you so much!

  2. Emeralds are my favorite even though they are not my birthstone.

  3. They are one of mine as well. Just so happens they are my son's birthstone so hopefully, one day, I will get a mother's ring with one (or two)!


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