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Celtic Birthstone - Emerald

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The Celtic birthstone emerald represents the month called Eala. This sign runs from Sept 2nd to Sept 29th and has the vine as its tree.

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Emerald Jewelry

Look out for beautiful pieces of Celtic jewelry with emeralds as the center piece. The emerald is often the center piece for diamonds. Celtic designs for women include pendants, rings and earrings. Whilst the men could receive a gift of cuff links and tie pin.

Celtic Birthstone Emerald DVDs

Look out for DVDs with 'emerald' in their title. May be buy a film about the Ireland - the Emerald Isle. Or a dvd with Irish music on it might make an appropriate gift.

Vases in Emerald

Buy an emerald colored vase, this may be made from glass or china. Make the gift more interesting by wrapping in tissue and then covering with a pretty cellophane wrap.

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Emerald Colored Flowers

Purchase a bouquet of emerald colored flowers. Some of the more exotic varieties of flowers come in emerald green. Or you could buy some emerald colored plants to go in the garden.

Information on Emeralds

Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl, colored green by small traces of chromium and sometimes iron. Emeralds are highly prized gemstones and by weight are the most valuable gemstone in the world, imperfections in all emeralds lessens their value. Emeralds come in many shades of green and bluish green. Emeralds can be found in Brazil and the Ural Mountains. Most of the finest emeralds come from a place near Bogota, Columbia, South America, where they are found in calcite veins.

Legend has it that the emerald has the power to protect the chastity of the wearer and to ward off evil spirits. It was believed to cure epilepsy and dysentery, and to aid poor eyesight. The Emerald is the symbol of Pride. On the Mohs scale of hardness the emerald is 7.5, only marked by diamonds and corundum.

Emeralds are also the traditional gemstone for the birthstone month of May.

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