This gemstone beauty counted cross stitch pattern entitled Emerald designed by Tracey Marvel Kramer showcases emeralds and how they look on our model whose eyes match this beautiful gem. The emerald is the birthstone for the month of May and is usually presented as a gift on the 20th and the 35th wedding anniversary for married couples. The lovely shade of green in the emerald is mesmerizing to the eyes and creates a cooling sensation to the touch. It is said in ancient times, the emerald was favored among all gems by Cleopatra, and she adorned herself with them frequently, and even gave them as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Emeralds are referenced in the Bible as the fourth foundation stone of the Heavenly City in the New Testament (Revelation 21:19). It is written here that emeralds symbolize faith through adversity in apocalyptic times. Emeralds were also mentioned in the Old Testament as one of the gems in the Garden of Eden, and they were created on the same day Adam and Eve were created. The Holy Grail was presented at the base of the cross to catch the dripping blood of Jesus, and it is said the power from this blood is imbued in the grail with substantial healing powers. Emeralds are found in four areas of the world: South America, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. The symbolic traits associated with emeralds are royalty, foresight, wit, eloquence, wealth, power, and authority.
Artist: Tracey Marvel Kramer
Stitch Count: 324w x 254h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:
|14 Count, 23-1/8w X 18-1/8h in
|16 Count, 20-1/4w X 15-7/8h in
|18 Count, 18w X 14h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
|22 Count, 14-5/8w X 11-1/2h in
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 117
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