The Story of Antique Drop Earrings
Earrings have been worn for thousands of years, not simply…
Like many gemstones, emeralds have a multitude of meanings stemming from different cultures and beliefs. In mythology, emerald is the stone of the goddess Venus, resulting in the association of emeralds with romance.
Emeralds are said to bring passion, bliss, and unconditional love! Legend has it that wearing emeralds can give you the ability to foresee the future and see the truth. It has also been believed that emerald has the power to cure disease and protect against evil.
Cleopatra had a passion for emerald jewellery, as did Elizabeth Taylor, who acquired some legendary emeralds while filming Cleopatrain Rome (lover Richard Burton bought it for her at Bulgari).
Around the same time, glamorous first lady Jackie Kennedy wore an emerald and diamond engagement ring. An emerald engagement ring was also at the centre of the twentieth century’s most legendary love story, when in 1936 King Edward VIII of England proposed to his divorced American love Wallis Simpson with a nineteen carat emerald ring engraved with the message “We are ours now”.The ensuing scandal caused him to abdicate the throne, making the couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Today, Angelina Jolie may be emeralds’ most famous advocate. She frequently wears these gorgeous green stones on the red carpet.
Other very stylish Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde wear gorgeous emerald engagement rings.