More Art Monday: Although sapphires come in a range of colors, deep blue is often most prized. Happy birthday, sapphire babies.

Pendant, late 19th century, America

Winter Chaos, Blizzard,” 1909, Marsden Hartley

Woman’s Dress: Bodice, Overskirt, and Underskirt, c. 1875, French

Chair, designed 1941–42, designed by Jens Risom, made by Knoll

Ring, c. 1950, America

Hydrangeas Spring Song,” 1976, by Alma Thomas

Man’s Dragon Robe (Mang Pao), early 20th century, China

Plate, c. 1825, made by Henshall and Company, decoration after Thomas Birch


It turns out that my attraction to aquamarine is rooted in the 15th- 20th Century, when it was considered one of the birthstones for October. Currently, I am unaware as to why the association has ceased. Also interesting: Coral!

A friend recently told me all the fun you can uncover when researching the day of the week you were born…I found out I arrived on a Friday (around 2am)…Anyone have insights of their own??

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