Chinese Birthstone Emerald - Year Of The Rat
The Chinese birthstone emerald is associated with the year of the Rat. The emerald is a form of beryl and is 7.5
on the Mohs scale of hardness.
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Emeralds are set into pendants surrounded by gold or silver so you can pick the piece to suit the person. Look
to see if there are other pieces in the set which you may wish to purchase or suggest to the person receiving the
Purchase a pair of earrings to go with the pendant or just on their own. Check first to find out what type of
earrings the person wears as they may have an allergy to some metals.
Chinese Birthstone Emerald Cuff Links
For the man born in the year of the Rat there are emerald cuff links.
Team these with a tie pin and a shirt and a tie to match to make a unique Chinese birthstone emerald gift.
A bracelet with emeralds would make an ideal gift. Some jewelers allow you to create
your own and you would then be able to create a unique piece at the price you want to pay.
Rings are suitable gifts for the either a man or woman and emeralds come in all sizes and prices. Choose a ring
that will complement the fingers of the person you are purchasing it for.
The Chinese Year Of The Rat
In some translations of the Chinese calender the rat is also known as the Mouse. A Rat is adaptable, aggressive,
charming, creative, imaginative and generous, especially to the ones they love. The Rat also may be over critical
of themselves and others and are often quick-tempered. The Rat may take on many commitments and in doing so they
may not give their best to each of them. People born in the Chinese year of the Rat are thrifty and good at saving
On the positive side of the Rat they may be affable, ambitious, charismatic, generous, imaginative, intelligent,
popular, quick witted, sociable and thrifty. On the negative side though they may be acquisitive, calculative,
devious, exploitive, greedy, secretive and a spend thrift with the money they have saved.
The ideal work for the Rat would be one of the following: actor, administrator, broadcaster, director, engineer,
entrepreneur, lawyer, manager, musician, politician, race car driver, researcher, stand up comedian or a
People who were born in the Chinese year of the Rat include Albert Finney, Amadeus Mozart, Andrew Lloyd-Webber,
Ben Afflek, Eminem, Gene Kelly, George Washington, Jude Law, Julia Child, Kathleen Battle, Kelly Osborne, Louis
Armstrong, Lulu, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Richard Nixon, Scarlette Johansson and William
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