Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Spring Greens at The Earring Collection

The month of March heralds the beginning of Spring and is a great time to start thinking about sprucing up our wardrobes for the new season. Jewellery is a great way of accessorising existing outfits and giving them a fresh new look.

Superb Green Amethyst Ring

The name of the month of March is derived from the Roman 'Mars', god of war. The month was when the season for warfare commenced in the ancient world. It was also seen as the first month of the year, New Year's celebrations occurred in March and this did not change to January until centuries later.

Aqua Earrings
Sea-green chalcedony and gold vermeil

March was also the month when agriculture and crop cultivation would start in the Northern Hemisphere, as the ground thawed and became workable. The appearance of new leaf growth explains the association of Spring with the colour green, heralding new life and renewal.

Sparkling green amethyst pendants
Larger pendant £68 Sterling silver 20'' square section chain £36
Smaller pendant £62 Sterling silver 18'' snake chain £26

The Vernal Equinox occurs around the 20th of March, officially the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring, also marking the lengthening days. In many European countries it is known as 'The Month of Birches', marking when the sap starts to rise, an important nutrient in former times.

Palest and most subtle green 
Chalcedony ring

The Saxon name for March was 'Lentmonat', shortened to 'Lent' to name the Christian festival. Likewise, some the celebrations of new life associated with the old English goddess 'Eostre' were adopted by the Church and became 'Easter'.

One of the first signs of Spring: the daisies start to appear!
Daisy abalone earrings

We have plenty of other beautiful jewellery here in our lovely Cowes boutique to add a subtle sparkle to your Spring outfits. Do come in for a browse if you are on the Isle of Wight or have a look at our online shop by clicking on the link below.


Here at The Earring Collection, we have an extensive selection of 

unique, hand-crafted jewellery, some examples of which are shown on this page. We are always happy to respond to enquiries and we operate a secure telephone ordering system. Postage is special delivery, insured and guaranteed and costs eight pounds to U.K. destinations