Today’s look is inspired by May’s birthstone, Emerald (actually, I wore this to work last Friday). Its vibrant green color resembles Spring, when the flowers, grass, and trees are in full bloom. And just like Spring, emeralds represent renewal, rebirth, love and growth. The emerald is considered the gem of Venus, and is believed to aid in fertility. The finest emeralds are “a pure verdant green hue, medium to dark in tone”.
Emeralds have been around for over 6,000 years. For the ancient Egyptians, emeralds represented “eternal life”and was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. Emeralds were used as talismans for Alexander the Great and Aristotle. Crowns adorned with emeralds have been worn by royalty around the world, for centuries.
EMERALD INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Stone of Successful Love
COLORS: Yellow-green to blue-green
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0
ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
DEITY: Annapurna, Hindu goddess of food, kitchens, and cooks. She symbolizes nourishment and care. Also honors Astarte, Phoenician goddess of fertility, love and war.
DIVINATION: “You will be able to silence the sniping of someone who tries to make you feel inferior through your success”
CHAKRA: Heart (4)
HEALING PROPERTIES: Soothes mental and physical equilibrium, strengthens memory, and helps relieves claustrophobia
Here’s what I wore. All black, except for the green velvet jacket and small green jewels on my face:
Here’s my face. I experimented with drawing a thick line on my lips. It’s a bit off-center, but I do like the result:
I hope you enjoyed this post. I made a OOTD video, below my signature. Stay tuned for May’s birth flower, coming soon.
Love & Shimmies,