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May 2018

JEWEL OF THE MONTH: EMERALD

Spring Fields of Green

With its vibrant green hue, the emerald has captivated cultures around the globe for over 6,000 years. Its name was first translated from Sanskrit as
marakata, meaning the green of growing things. Embodying the lush color of Spring, the emerald has long been associated with renewal and rebirth. The earliest known emerald mine is located in the mountain valley of Wadi Sikait in Egypt's Eastern Desert, where mining began in the first century BC.  Egyptian mummies were buried with emeralds thought to ensure eternal youth, and Queen Cleopatra gave foreign dignities emeralds carved in her likeness...


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