Emerald is the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of May. It has a powerful association with the mind, and is believed to aid in the development of balance and empathy. Often used to promote peaceful dreams and to help alleviate depression, insomnia and other maladies of the mind. Emerald is the gemstone symbolic of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Its presence is said to open the mind and the heart to love.
Catherine’s love of nature and the beauty of her surroundings often determine the colours of the gemstones used in her jewellery and Emerald is no exception. She loves to use them in yellow and white metals and really enjoys adding diamonds, also in a white metal, to give that added brilliance.
Catherine finds the colour so unique and beautiful and often designs special pieces for clients 55th wedding anniversaries or as birthday presents as it is also the birthstone for the month of May. A timeless and ancient gemstone now set in some of the world’s most contemporary designs.