One of my favorite
stone-gemstone combinations for my vases is emeralds with what could be
considered classic slate. I like to expose the subtle
variations in colour hidden in the layers of stone, using
the gentle tones to enhance the delicately glowing greens
of the emeralds.
I use raw, uncut and unpolished emeralds, that contrast
textually with the silky smooth slate.
my vases are
purchased as gifts. Vases with emeralds are
particularly suitable for birthday presents for people
born in May as emerald is the birthstone for May. Also
Emeralds are the traditional gemstones to celebrate a fifty fifth wedding
The vases are all
waterproof and watertight. They can be washed without
problem. The glass liner ensures that no water seeps onto
Cork pads on the base protect furniture.
These vases are sturdy
and stable and their textures are enjoyable even to the sight
Emeralds are of course precious gemstones that are
costly even in the rough, uncut form that I use in my vases.
Consequently the vases with emeralds are generally a little more
expensive for their size than some of my other variations. I try to
make a variety of sizes with varying amounts of emeralds.