Friday, April 25, 2014

May's Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald Vintage Shield Glass Rhinestone Jewel.

May's birthstone is the emerald.
We have a large selection of gorgeous emerald colored and faux emerald stones at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs

Emerald Green Vintage Swarovski Rhinestone Pear.
Emerald Green Vintage Tiny Glass Cabochon Deco Fan.
Emerald Vintage Rhinestone Necklace Swarovski in Gold.

Emeralds can be found in locations all over the world and have been mined since ancient times. While many gemstones come in differing shades and colors, emeralds are only green. In fact the root of the word emerald means green.

Emerald Vintage Swarovski Crystal Oval Rhinestone.
Emerald Green Vintage Glass Grooved Cabochons.
Emerald Green Vintage Glass Triangle Cabochons.

Emerald was also the Pantone color of the year for 2013. To see more emerald hued inspiration check out our pinterest board!

Emerald Vintage French Sequins. 
Emerald Vintage Lucite Flower Cameo Cabochon.
Emerald Vintage Rick Rack Ribbon Trim.

In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The May poem goes like this:

"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."

Emerald Vintage Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Chain.
Emerald Vintage Rhinestone Starburst Teardrop Jewels.
Emerald Swarovski Prong Set Navette Rhinestones.
For some sweet inspiration this May, we invite you to browse our vintage faux emerald collections at  Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs.

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