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April Showers Bring May Flowers

We are in the home stretch, people!! In one month, we can begin laying out at the pool and spending care-free, fun days in the sun. Adiós bad weather, see you never👋! However, we should not get carried away just yet. College seniors are graduating soon and starting the next chapter of their lives. Prom is just around the corner, so be sure to stop in for the perfect prom jewelry to complete your perfect outfit! As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”, so you better shower all the mother figures in your life with her favorite flowers, jewelry, and candy for Mother’s Day. As you gather with your families, the beautiful greenery outside is starting to bloom, reminding us of May’s beautiful green birthstone, emerald.

May Birthstone:

Emerald

The word emerald is derived from the Latin word ‘smaragdus’ which means green gem. Emeralds are thought to enhance love and commitment while also promoting healing. It is believed that emeralds contain the energy that is necessary to bring creative form to your work. They help one express love, devotion, and adoration. For the mind and the spirit, the remedial use of emeralds has many positive attributes. It is said to detoxify negativity and transform it into positive emotional energy. The stone stabilizes, soothes, and offers a sense of security and harmony. It increases one’s life purpose in relation to the universal plan, and aids in emotional life and life transitions. These reasons and more make this month’s birthstone a very special stone. 

Fun Facts:

– Emeralds were believed to determine the truth and was said to be an antidote for enchantments and spells. 

– Emeralds often have many inclusions (imperfections) and without inclusions are rare and more difficult to find.  ~These rare emeralds are also worth a lot more than diamonds.

-Ancient Greeks associated emeralds with the Greek goddess Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

-It was said to protect lovers from unfaithfulness.
~If the heart was loyal, the gem would glow in a beautiful green color. If the heart went astray, it would turn a different, lifeless color. 

– Cleopatra loved the emerald so much so that she took the ownership of all the emerald mines in Egypt in order to get all the high-quality emeralds for herself.