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Published: February 17, 2006
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Another zodiac birthstone, Emerald for the month of May.. :aww:

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."


:XD: after posting, i noticed how stup i animated it.. ^^;
ah well, i'll edit this sometime soon.. ;p
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Beautiful! ^o^
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I was born in May and I'm sure am lucky.
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sunariiHobbyist Digital Artist
my birth month is may!!! i love this!!!! so beautiful...i am stunned.
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How does this not have a DD??? XD It's soo beautiful :)
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Beautiful! I love it!
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EclipseWielderHobbyist Writer
My birthstone is the Emerald. ^_^
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Laura:All ya to watch while am gone!OK?Uh...Knux?O.o"
Laura:...I'll take that is a yes...
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stoopid-kirbehHobbyist Traditional Artist
E is for EMERALD CASTLE.It is a very beautiful castle.Emeralds are green jewels that live there.
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love those northern lights! ^^
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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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I wish I was a princess in that castle.

I just love your artwork!
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BubbleBurger 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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such a beautiful castle
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i love this picture and the lights!!! OMG IT's awesome!!
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tenko72Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a pretty scene. I like how you incorporated so many emeralds here.
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Beautiful as always!
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ezuliHobbyist 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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EdanadEHobbyist 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 Traditional Artist
THIS IS AWESOME~E!!! *______*

Edanade!! I *LOVE* your works!!! *________________*
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EdanadEHobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gulay :XD:
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lol :XD:
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