Joie de Vivre jewelry
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Green is the color of vegetation, growth, rebirth and fertility. It also symbolizes safety and in Western cultures, good luck. Green instead of yellow is one of the primary additive colors (for color projections); hence, the RGB (red, green, blue) color system used in graphical displays. Green is associated with a relatively wide band of wavelengths (75nm, from 495nm - 570nm), second only to red. Of the 120 Crayola crayon colors, the top two are red (23 shades) and green (20 shades). "Caribbean Green" was the top rated green color in a Crayola 2000 survey, coming in at #6. Other favorites are "Tropical Rain Forest" and "Forest Green".

For jewelry, there are a variety of lovely green minerals: emerald, malachite, green tourmaline, jade, vesuvianite, tsavorite garnet, green amethyst, prehnite and aventurine. Of these, it is common for emerald to be oiled (coated with thin sheen of clear oil or paraffin wax) to improve appearance but the other stones are generally not treated.

For years, the most common Swarovski crystal greens were "emerald" and "chrysolite", but lovely new shades of "fern green" and "dark green moss" have been added. Dyed dark green pearls have a nice look, as do dark green wood beads. Silk ribbons look terrific but they do require regular washing and "fluffing" to maintain their appearance.

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Cleopatra
Frosts First Green
Mythbuster
Queen Tiy
Tender Shoots
Wicked Stepmother
Pretty Package
Too Many Frogs
Delicious
Equivalent #5
Cargo
Embrace
Ritual
Happiness
Kraken
Woodland
Teapot
Transpiration
Rhodochrosite Sample
Pseudotsuga Menziesii
Malachite No. 5 Cather
Tourmaline No. 1 Jane
Tourmaline No. 10 Le Guin
Family Araucariaceae
Demeter
Golden Afternoon
Tulip Flair
Golden Mean
Rock Types I
Rock Types II
Systolic
For Always
Gem Drops (S1)
Gem Drops (S2)
Gem Drops (G2)
Gem Drops (G4)
Hospitality
Bed and Breakfast
Understatement
Good Fortune
Chocolate Mint
Complementary
Fish Out of Water
Joy
Zephyr
Market Fruit
Natural
Beep Beep
Have a Heart
Heaven on Earth
Daffodil
Peat
Park Date
Lovelies
Jade Earrings
Lilac
Diopside
Leaf Bud
Jadeite
Zoisite
Earth Chick

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