Emerald is the gemstone for the month of May. The name comes from the Greek “smaragdos” which means green stone. Emeralds are often characterized by a garden of crystals trapped within, known as the “jardin”, because while viewing an emerald under magnification, one will see lovely patterns resembling foliage in a garden. According to legend, the wearing of emerald not only cured a wide range of ailments, including low I.Q. and poor eyesight, but also enabled the wearer to predict the future. This expertly painted figurine, coupled with a high-quality Swarovski gemstone, make the Gemstones collection a perfect gift for anyone.
The Gemstones collection is a great way to introduce someone to the finely crafted ranges produced by Royal Doulton. Featuring a Swarovski gemstone and crafted in exquisite fine bone china, each figure is beautifully hand-made and hand-decorated, demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and artistry. Many people know which gemstone is associated with his or her month of birth. This is probably due to the folklore associated with these stones. Early civilizations as far back as 1400 BC gave mysterious and magical powers to gemstones, believing that wearing the gemstone would give them luck or protect them..