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Another zodiac birthstone, Emerald for the month of May.. :aww:

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Something about this gem:

Long ago the emerald was dedicated to Venus, the goddess of love. Lovers were told that this gemstone could reveal the faithfulness of their beloved. Faithfulness was reflected in a bright green color, and a cheating heart was betryed by a lifeless color.

They have been prized by royalty: Cleopatra wore emeralds from her mine in upper Egypt; the Russian crown jewels include many fine emeralds from the time of the czars; and Emperor Nero was said to have gazed through a large emerald to soothe his eyes while he watched the gladiator games.

The ancients prized emeralds, and believed that they held many powers. They felt that an emerald could endow the wearer with the ability to think clearly in the past, present and future; it was said to improve one's memory, quicken intelligence and fortell the future. Powdered and taken as medicine, emeralds were thought to prevent epilepsy and other disorders.

At one time the Romans believed that emeralds ripened into their color, so gems with light patches or pale colors were considered immature. Emerald's beautiful color has always been its lure -- even uncut, unpolished crystals are recognized as something special. When evaluating emeralds, color is the most important factor; inclusions and the like are very common and accepted, even in finer quality emeralds. In fact, emerald inclusions often create a graceful, branch-like pattern, called a "garden."


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:XD: after posting, i noticed how stup i animated it.. ^^;
ah well, i'll edit this sometime soon.. ;p
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:icontlsonic214:
Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017   Photographer
Pretty.
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Matchagreen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! ^o^
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DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I was born in May and I'm sure am lucky.
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sunarii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my birth month is may!!! i love this!!!! so beautiful...i am stunned.
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Evelent Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How does this not have a DD??? XD It's soo beautiful :)
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RoseJewel21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love it!
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EclipseWielder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My birthstone is the Emerald. ^_^
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:iconblueroseprincess:
Blueroseprincess Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I'd to live there
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Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student
Laura:All ya to watch while am gone!OK?Uh...Knux?O.o"
Knux::jawdrop:-->:faint:
Laura:...I'll take that is a yes...
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stoopid-kirbeh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
E is for EMERALD CASTLE.It is a very beautiful castle.Emeralds are green jewels that live there.
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MewMewToo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
love those northern lights! ^^
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Arlion16 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Very nice information on the Emerald's history! I love the Emerald! It's also my birthstone. ^^ This is a very nice animation you've made. It looks like it was from a video game.
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El-Tralala Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I wish I was a princess in that castle.

I just love your artwork!
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BubbleBurger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE the clear wtaer, but the emeralds sitting in the bottom-right corner don't seem to match the rest of the picture. -_-
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Watah-Melin-Puff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
such a beautiful castle
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DrowningForYou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Thats so pretty O_O
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Aqua-Starz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006   Interface Designer
i love this picture and the lights!!! OMG IT's awesome!!
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a pretty scene. I like how you incorporated so many emeralds here.
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:iconravenfire711:
Ravenfire711 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Beautiful as always!
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:iconezuli:
ezuli Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very pretty, but it would be more prettier if it stopped. (I tried by pressing esc)
And there is also too much flares.
In short, is good but too girlish for me.
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EdanadE Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks. ^^;
can't help but make it as girly as possible though, no matter how i would like to lower the saturation and such.. and minimize the animation and such.. might not sell to kids, see.. hehe, thanks again! :aww:
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dontachos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!
THIS IS AWESOME~E!!! *______*

Edanade!! I *LOVE* your works!!! *________________*
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EdanadE Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gulay :XD:
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:icondontachos:
dontachos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006   Traditional Artist
lol :XD:
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MeganClare Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Wow O_O Beautiful work!
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Dragonpika Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
The Northern Lights are really pretty =3
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con-troll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Hehe is that the northern lights in the sky? XP Looks like curtains..! (wait I believe they are. :XD:)
I think that maybe the flowers shouldn't move so fast, since it doesn't look so good or realistic in my view. =D
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EdanadE Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
supposed to be the aurora borealis, but uh.. yeah, i guess they look more of curtains than that.. ^^; haha, i know the animation's too fast. i won't be editing this, but i'll be mindful about realistically animating stuff next time. :P
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con-troll Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
:nod: That's good!! =D
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LeeRoberts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
oh! awesome XD
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