May Birthstone: Emerald

When you think of May, you picture bright green pastures and fresh leaves, ready to welcome the Summer with open arms. It's only fitting that May's birthstone is the vibrant and sought-after Emerald - the colour embodies love and rebirth. 

May Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald History

With Emerald Mines dating as early as 300 BC in Ancient Egypt, it's no wonder that Emeralds hold a precious spot in our rich history.

Cleopatra, Egypt's female monarch is perhaps the most famous entity known to adore and wear Emeralds during her reign. Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried with an Emerald carved with the symbol of flourishing greenness on their necks to symbolise eternal youth. 

Europeans were first introduced to the wonderful nature of Emeralds during the 1500s when the Spanish Armadas invaded South America, whereby the Inca population had the coveted gems in their possession for many years. 

Across the world in India, Emeralds were also believed to be talismans offering the protection of the Gods. 

Emeralds Today

In today's world, Emeralds are taken to signify various attributes. Emeralds with a softer soothing tone are often said to represent loyalty and peace, while those a deeper green colour are to signify happy new beginnings or new life in nature. 

 

 White gold emerald ring with diamond halo and diamond shoulders | Rock Lobster Jewellery

White gold emerald ring with diamond halo and diamond shoulders

Silver and Emerald 3mm round beaded stud earrings | Rock Lobster Jewellery

Silver and Emerald 3mm round beaded stud earrings

Overall, an Emerald makes for the perfect gift for any May-born Taureans or Giminis. 

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