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? Perhaps heart earrings to complement the pendant: A ring to make her Christmas complete: Emerald might be her preferred choice. A solitaire heart for example, embellished with diamonds: A ring to win her heart and tell her this Christmas is very special: 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).
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Green and Red: the celebratory colours of Christmas.
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