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Thursday, May 1, 2014

#DailyJewel - Happy May Day! ....Bonne Chance!

If we were in Paris today the streets would be lined with people selling small bunches of Muguet (Lily of the Valley)....Muguet are EVERYWHERE - because on this one day each year anyone can sell flowers on the street - no permit required!

People exchange the delicate bundles as porte bonheur (a good luck charm) - a tradition which dates to the 1560's when King Charles the IX of France was gifted a fragrant bouquet! 

...the heady scent fills the the streets, leading one blogger to comment that "the scent of the muguet actually makes the rush-hour metro ride bearable!"

HAPPY MAY DAY!

But - this is a Jewelry Blog so we are celebrating with Michele della Valle’s  stunning ‘Lily of the Valley’ necklace, with delicate bell-shaped blossoms suspended from meandering stems studded with tsavorite garnets from the recent Magnificent Jewels auction at Sotheby's.


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