Green gemstones are enjoying a renaissance. Green is synonymous with trees, with money and with springtime, renewal of hope and a new beginning. Green is also the colour of envy. In feng shui, green usually connotes freshness, vitality and growth. It signifies the wood element and growth energy. Green has always been a favourite with the Chinese who cherish green jade.
Green gems were once only associated with emeralds, but as one of four precious stones, emeralds are expensive. There are however other green stones, which can be as appealing as emeralds. Green quartz, peridot and tsavorites are great substitutes and anyone can aspire to own a 20-carat peridot. An emerald this large can cost well over a million ringgit!
With Christian Dior, Fendi and Escada promoting green on the catwalk this summer, it’s easy to see why green is suddenly the flavour of the season. Green quartz, tourmaline, peridot and tsavorites are suddenly being dusted off the shelf and set into trinkets. Teamed with yellow gold or white platinum, green is now seen as lush and lovely.
Green garnets are also much sought after. When cut into briolets or faceted drops, they can be worn with denims. Green gems go well with yellow citrines and red garnets. Bvlgari’s new jewels in semi-precious stones sparkle with green peridots, while Utopia’s new ‘Batik’ collection is inspired by precious embroidery that glitters with green.
Closer to home, OE Fine Jewellery has a collection of greenies set with peridot, emerald, tourmaline and green quartz. Check out the latest “green-inspired” jewellery from the Lillian Too Feng Shui Collection.
Lillian Too’s Feng Shui Jewellery available exclusively at OE showrooms. For more about OE, visit www.oejewellery.com and www.lilliantoojewellery.com
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (May/June 2006)". To subscribe, please click here.