May - Emerald

 

Shop our Emerald collection below.

 

The regal Emerald, one of the big 4 gemstones (Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond) is the birthstone for all of our May babies. The first Emeralds were mined in Egypt around 1500 BC and according to ancient folk law, if you put an Emerald under your tongue you can see into the future. They are associated with loyalty and love. 

One of the rarest stones, when many people think of an Emerald, they usually picture a deep, glassy green gemstone. This is most likely a Created Emerald as Natural Emeralds will usually have inclusions. While in a diamond inclusions are very unfavorable, in Emeralds the inclusions often add to the uniqueness and beauty of the stone. Natural Emeralds are quite difficult to come by and are much more expensive than created onces. 

Emeralds are often given on a 55th Wedding Anniversary.