By Amanda L Colborn
As the birthstone for May, the emerald is a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
Emerald and diamond ring from Omi Privé
According to Almanac.com, “The emerald was one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.”
Emerald and diamond ring from Suna Bros.
Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning “green” in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality emeralds is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.
Emerald earrings from AG Gems
So enjoy your birthday, May babies! And enjoy the rich and beautiful Emerald gemstone all year round!