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Chinese Birthstone Emerald - Year Of The Rat


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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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Emerald Pendants

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 gift.

Emerald Earrings

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.

Emerald Bracelets

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.

Emerald Rings

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 money.

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 writer.

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 Shakespeare.

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