In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar the Soothsayer says, “Beware the Ides of March” but this doesn’t mean that we all should be wary of the 15th of March. In Roman times they didn’t have numbered days on their calendar as we do now. They had three fixed days in each month: the Nones (5th or 7th, depending on the length of the month), the Ides (13th or 15th), and the Kalends (1st of the following month). The Ides of March was also the occasion of the Feast of Anna Perenna, a goddess of the year (Latin annus) whose festival originally concluded the ceremonies of the new year. And emeralds have long been thought to represent birth and renewal so what better way way to celebrate the Ides of March than with a gorgeous emerald ring?
The ring shown here was created by our Master Jeweler Philip Flenniken.
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