May Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald – the perfect birthstone for the spring month of May. A deep, rich shade of green, emeralds are highly treasured by gemologists and jewelry lovers alike. Has there ever been a more perfect stone with so lush a color for the spring season? This stone has been around for thousands of years, loved by many – and it’s not hard to see why.may birthstone emerald

Essential Emerald Information

  • The oldest emeralds, from South Africa, are over 2.95 billion years old.
  • In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was known for her love of the deep green stone.
  • Emeralds are a form of the mineral known as beryl.
  • Ancient Egyptians believed that Emeralds stood for rebirth and fertility, and could ease the pains of childbirth.
  • Emerald is the gem of the twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries.
  • The name ’emerald’ comes from the Old French ‘esmeralde’ – which, in turns, derives from the Greek term ‘smaragdos,’ meaning green stone.
  • Mines for emeralds are located all across the globe – in South Africa, Brazil, Russia, and more.
  • Emeralds have often been used to provide protection on journeys. It is believed that one possesses the stone will be imbued with protection, blessed with good fortune, posses mystical powers, have a stronger memory, intelligence, and the ability to predict the future.

Did you learn anything about Emeralds you didn’t know before? Do you believe that there’s good luck to be had in sporting this treasured stone, or do you wear it because it’s gorgeous? Let us know in the comments – we’d love your feedback! Until next time, good luck, and happy bidding!


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