Some things never go out of style. Precious gemstones have inspired awe and passion since the beginning of civilization. Since hundreds of years B.C., we have evidence of Cleopatra and other Egyptian royals so valuing this green jewel that they used them to adorn their bodies, their clothing, and their buildings. Representing youth, vitality, renewal and good fortune, the wealthiest of citizens throughout history have coveted these beautiful green gemstones.
Each month on the American calendar has an associated official birthstone. The emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. The stone is most often mined in countries such as Afghanistan, Russia, and Brazil; although the gem has been found in nearly 30 countries around the globe. These countries include the United States and Canada, although these countries have seen little yield. Interestingly, it is in Alaska – known much more for its rich gold mining – where traces of emeralds have been found; making it one of only a few North American locations that have revealed the precious gemstone to date.
While you may not be able to give emeralds to your loved ones celebrating in May, green flowers from Bagoy’s Florist & Home are a great way to reference the beauty of the emerald in a unique way. Plants and flowers are a thoughtful gift that will brighten up their space and be a real conversation starter; after all, green is not traditionally a color we associate with fresh cut flowers. However, there are many types of flowers that are found in varying shades of green. Some include orchids, roses, hydrangeas, mum and lilies.
Bagoy’s Florist & Home is your Anchorage connection for beautiful and fresh emerald-inspired bouquets and baskets. This month, allow the rarity of the May birthstone to be exhibited through striking gifts of flowers.