Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.
the art of display. create a touching reminder of those earliest days with a shadowbox that serves not only as a showcase for special things - your baby's newborn hat, booties, birth announcement and heirloom gifts - but also as a beautiful focal point for the nursery.
Emerald tear drop cut "The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald," ~ Revelation 21:19