Gallery Direct Vases
Lladro and Nao Porcelain Figures
Thomas Kent Wall Clocks
The Birthstone Petites Collection of figurines from Royal Doulton, designed by renowned artist Neil Faulkner, draws upon the tradition of different birthstones associated with each month of the year. Represented by a gold necklace which holds a genuine, vibrant Swarovski© crystal together with the same color reflected in the feminine floral pattern on her dress, each stone has its own symbolism thought to bring good luck and good health. With glossy long brown hair swept over one shoulder, soft features and blue eyes, May’s birthstone is the deep green emerald, a precious stone symbolizing fertility, rebirth, and growth. Due to its calming color, emerald is also associated with wisdom, reflection and peace. The name originates from Greek ‘smaragdus’ via the old French ‘esmeraud’ simply meaning ‘green gem’. Traditionally seen as precious gifts dating back to Ancient times emeralds were allegedly favored by Queen Cleopatra. Embellishing the gold necklace of this elegant petite figure a vibrant green Swarovski© crystal represents an emerald reflected in the bright green floral detail of her gown.