There is a lot of psychology around the effects that color has on mood, energy, and even spending. Why do some colors soothe while others spark joy? Why do some encourage creativity while others fuel energy?

With the rich, green emerald as the birthstone for May, it’s the perfect time to dive into the properties that make the gemstone’s beautiful hue something that is admired and coveted.

Green is closely tied to renewal, spiritual development and healing. Immediately associated with money, emeralds evoke a richness, and a feeling of wealth and prosperity.

Those lucky enough to own the pieces featured in this Amanda’s Style File will feel all the positive feelings associated with green, while those who don’t will come to know why green is also associated with envy.


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