October has arrived, and the weather has grown cool. Thoughts turn to shorter days and Halloween. Pumpkins and gourds are starting to appear. What color would say October better than copper? A warm color whose reflection adds coolness, copper so also the color of dried leaves and hot fires.
The colors of fall leaves are a joy even for those who aren't looking forward to winter. The Carved Jade Copper Gemstone Beaded bracelet calls to mind all the colors we see in the changing leaves as they near the end. The carving in the multi colored jade calls to mind the veins we see on leaves close up, while the copper reminds us of those last sparks of bright color.
merald gemstones signify the month of May. Like spring, emeralds represent rebirth, good fortune, youth, and renewal.
Emerald is rooted from smaragdus, defining green in Greek.
The first emerald was unearthed in Egypt in 300 B.C. Cleopatra infamously adored the stone. In ancient Egyptian texts, Cleopatra found the "Cleopatra Emerald" weighing at an unimaginable 97 karats. She split the gemstone in half, giving it to Marc Antony. After Marc Antony fought the Romans and died, architects tried to find his missing half. They never located it.
Precious and semi-precious stones have been honored for many centuries. The folklore concerning them is definitely fascinating. All cultures treasure the stories that go back to the beginning of history.
Birthstones Originated in the Bible
It is believed that the Breastplate of Aaron is the origin of birthstones. Exodus 28, 15-30, calls for the twelve stones of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, corresponding to the zodiac signs of the time, be set into four rows. Since our calendar month system was not known at the time of Exodus, birthstones became more commonly associated with a person’s calendar month of birth.