Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Mother's Day Gem - Emerald

The Emerald

Green of Life and Love 

The green of the emerald is the color of life and of the Springtime, which comes round again and again. But it has for centuries, been the color of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the color of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. Today, this color occupies a special position in many cultures and religions. Green, for example, is the holy color of Islam. This color also has a high status in the Catholic Church, where green is regarded as the most natural and the most elemental of the liturgical colors.

The magnificent green of the emerald is a color which conveys harmony, love of nature and elemental joie de vivre. The human eye can never see enough of this unique colour. The eye never tires of it.  Green is perceived as fresh and vivid, never as monotonous.  Green changes somewhat between the bright light of day and the artificial light of a lamp, emerald green retains its lively vigor in all its nuances.

Emerald Glass Oxidized Gunmetal Hoop Earrings - OVGillies Designs

Oceanic Jungle Pendant Necklace in Malachite Chrysocolla - OVGillies Designs

Wire Wrapped Flower Pattern Malachite Necklace - OVGillies Designs
Handmade Lampwork Green Glass Earrings - OVGilles Designs
 Loving all this green? Here are lots more green jeweled beauties from the Jewelry On Etsy Team. Search on Etsy: "Jetteam Emerald", "Jetteam Green", "Jetteam Mothers day" for lots more jewelry gift ideas for mom, (or you!)

Thank you for reading,
Olga

15 comments :

Michele said...

Interesting facts about Emerald Green, lovely jewelry from the JETs!!!!

Blanche said...

I just want some of that magic on my ears!

Resa said...

Great emerald facts and finds! Thank you :)
Resa

Rough Magic Creations said...

Wow! I've always loved emeralds, and I love them even more after reading this wonderful post! Thank you Olga!

SendingLoveGallery said...

wonderful, Olga! green is so healing...great post and jewelry!

nancy's crystal fantasies jewelry said...

Love this post, Olga. Emerald is one of my son's and my grandson's birthstone, so I have an emerald ring just for ME to celebrate their birthdays! (Good enough reason, don't you think?)

Brooke said...

Great info on green and emeralds. Your earrings and necklaces are gorgeous! Thanks for including my chrysoprase ring:)

Lori Taggart said...

Lovely post and beautiful jewelry! It's strange but I'd never thought of that we don't ever get tired of seeing green, but it's true!

Beadsme said...

What lovely selections and great post.

Tracy said...

Wonderful post!

WanderingJewel said...

Great Green selections, lovely post.

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Wonderful post and great jewelry from the Jets.

Bob J24-7 said...

Cool post!

Erika Price said...

Love your post, Olga! Emerald is my birthstone, and I love all your fabulous finds!

DelicaTess said...

Yay! First time I'm in the mix! Thanks! Great piece! :)