• Sarah Marcina

Tribes of Israel Quilt: Ligure


The color of this gem makes me think of a green apple color. Anyone else? The Hebrew word for Ligure is Leshem. Some Bible scholars believe it is gem of the tribe of Dan.

The more I have studied Bible gems, I realize how much is really know and how much is an well educated guess. In reading about Ligure, I keep finding it would have been the color of a dark blue sapphire rather than the green we recognize it as today.

So for the sake of the quilt, went with the yellow-greens.