An emerald is as green as grass;
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.
A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.
~Christina Georgina Rossetti
An emerald is as green as grass, as these pictures prove (or at least grass when it has been raining a lot).
This pretty gold and green Royal Grafton cup and saucer is wearing my favorite emerald ring.
But my emerald ring isn't as dark as my "Russian emerald" necklace, chrome diopside.
The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there's nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky. ~Astrid Alauda, "Office With No Windows," 2005