Monday, May 15, 2017

Emerald - The Stone for May

For all the May birthdays - Happy Birthday!!!

Emerald is the birthstone of May. May is one of the months that only has one birthstone.

As a boho style jewelry designer, emeralds are something I don't have the pleasure of working with too much, until now :)

Emeralds are soft and scratch easily and don't make a great bead. They traditionally are cut with a facet, and small, not so fun to wrap, and keep a boho vibe. FiremountainGems has several styles of emeralds to choose from on their site. You will also see they are oiled.  Emeralds are oiled to enhance the clarity of the stone due to the natural inclusions, fissures and microscopic cracks that happen naturally in the stone.  Gem Select has a great article on this process. 

Emeralds are a beautiful deep green, and found all over the world, some right here in North Carolina. Metaphysically it is the stone of rebirth and love. What a perfect stone for May right in the heart of spring!

I am a stone collector from way back, and several years ago I acquired a healing crystal business. In the inventory was this raw emerald. I had completely forgot about it, until I started writing out my to do list for blog posts.

I chose this hippie free form wrap for the stone. Didn't try to hard to match up two stones for the set because each piece of emerald is it's own work of art, in this raw, untumbled, un oiled state.

I am really loving this style, and will be making more!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!

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