Looking to offer a memorable gift uniquely picked for its wearer? Birthstones on fine jewelry will allow you to balance uniqueness with high-end design, fit for any occasion.
The birthstone for those born in May is the gorgeous Emerald!
More valuable than diamonds, emeralds are some of the rarest gemstones. Characterized by their vivid green color they perfectly embody the peak of spring.
They are considered to be a symbol of truth, rebirth, and love. Emerald is the gemstone of the goddess of love and passion known as Aphrodite in the Greek Pantheon and Venus by the Romans. The Incas and the Egyptians believed it to be a source of eternal life.
According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things.” The name we know it as now is believed to come from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time, corrupted to “emerald.” Records show that the stone was known and sold in markets in Babylon as early as 4000 BC.
This precious gemstone was the favorite of Queen Cleopatra, and have been, but emeralds have been prized and worn by royalty and celebrities throughout history; from Alexander The Great to Elizabeth Taylor.
Loving the green gem but want to opt for a more budget-friendly option, or perhaps this wasn’t quite the green gemstone you were looking for?
Then Tsavorite, Tourmaline, or Peridot may be just the stones for you.