May Birthstone (Emerald)
“Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.”
A symbol for rebirth, the Emerald is believed to supply its owner with foresight and abundant good fortune. Its traditional association with love and fertility makes it a perfect stone for mothers and wives; however, today Emeralds are also known to represent wealth and wisdom.
As if that’s not enough, the soothing, green hues are easy on the eye, effectively relieving stress and strain. In a world surrounded by artificial light and computer screens, we could all take a moment and get lost in a lush, green Emerald.
Originally mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C., this ancient gemstone later appeared in Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. Favored by Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, and Henry II, Perfect Emeralds are considered to be amongst the rarest gemstones.