"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."
Bluebell woods near our house, simply beautiful I had to share.
Worn by royalty in Babylon and Egypt. Tools dating back to 1300 B.C (reign of Rameses II) have been found in emerald mines in Egypt. Queen Cleopatra's emeralds were thought to have been mined in Southern Egypt close to the Red Sea.
Romans dedicated emeralds to the goddess Venus.
Early Christians saw them as a symbol of the resurrection of Christ.
In the Middle Ages they were believed to have the power to foretell the future.
Their magnificent green colour was said to relieve the eye. Emperor Nero is reputed to have worn eyeglasses made from emeralds to protect the health of his eyes whilst watching gladiator games.
Emeralds were a popular choice in Victorian jewellery.
Emeralds are also given for a 55th wedding anniversary.
Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about this gem, if you are celebrating this month I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. If you would like to meet, Emerald the Birthstone Unicorn, please click on the tab at the top of the page to read a short excerpt from her story.
Thanks to Viklit for hosting our weekly celebrations. It's always good to reflect on the positive things in life.
This week I am celebrating,
Another long weekend in UK! Hoping for some sunshine and the chance for a nice long walk. Also a little extra writing time.
Adding nearly 3K to one of my WIP's (a great weekly word count for me!).
The windows are finished and looking good.