Why are these colours so deeply associated with Christmas? We inherited them from the North where Christmas was celebrated in deepest winter. Holly, Mistletoe and Ivy are evergreens that were cherished symbols of enduring life in the Winter Solstice of the Northern hemisphere . With snow everywhere the vibrant green of the pine trees kept spirits high while the red berries were the symbol of blood and warmth. Holly for the ancient Druids had mystical powers bestowing good luck and warding off evil spirits. It was male to the Ivy female embrace.  For the Norse Vikings, Mistletoe was a love potion. Kiss the person of your dreams under it and he or she is yours for ever. These traditions have been embraced by us in the South and continue unabated and joyfully, the most beloved figure of all being in human form: Santa Claus, his vibrant red clothing a promise of health and unbridled happiness and hope. Shiels helps you celebrate the joy of Christmas and its ancient colour traditions with a thrilling collection of ruby and emerald jewellery, perfect gift choices for the festive season and priced to satisfy you, whatever your budget might be. The selections are so sumptuous and delectable that further browsing on the Shiels on-line site is necessary but here is a taste of pure heart motifs to delight and entice. Why not a pendant heart to heart? Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Pendant in 9ct Gold Natural Ruby and Diamond Heart Pendant in 9ct Gold Created Ruby & Diamond 'MUM' Heart Pendant in 9ct Yellow Gold Created Ruby and Diamonds Heart Pendant in 9ct Yellow Gold Perhaps heart earrings to complement the pendant: Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Stud Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold Created Heart Ruby and Diamond Stud Earrings in 9ct Gold A ring to make her Christmas complete:   Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold Created Ruby and Diamond Crossover Ring in 9ct Gold 9ct Created Ruby and Diamond Heart Ring Created Ruby and Cubic Zirconia "I love You" 9ct Gold Promise Ring Emerald might be her preferred choice. A solitaire heart for example, embellished with diamonds: Created Emerald and Diamond Enhancer in 9ct Yellow Gold A ring to win her heart and tell her this Christmas is very special: Created Emerald and Diamond Heart Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald and Diamonds Heart Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold Green and Red. Two colours that tell you Christmas is here. Celebrate them at Shiels. Shiels and Christmas: The perfect colour match. (For  even more choice in ruby , emerald and peridot see the July entry, Painting the Town Red and Hope Springs Eternal in Green  (July and August).