May Birthstone - The Vibrant Emerald

What is May’s Birthstone?

Emerald, the birthstone of May and a member of the prestigious “Big Four” gems, along with diamond, ruby and sapphire. Its name derives from the Greek word “smaragdos”, meaning “green stone”, a fitting description of its lush hue. Symbolizing abundance, vibrancy, growth and energy, emerald’s vibrant green color has captivated people for centuries.

May Birthstone Emerald Jewelry

Celebrate the may birth month with exquisite emerald jewelry. Whether you're looking for a elegant pendant necklace or dazzling earrings, Birthstones Jewelry Inc. has a wide selection of emerald pieces for you to explore and choose from.


The Legend and History of Emerald

May birthstone emeralds have a rich history dating back to ancient Egypt, where the earliest known emerald mines can be traced back to around 3500 BCE. In the eyes of ancients, the vibrant green hue of emeralds symbolized vitality and prosperity, associating them with powerful and wealthy nations. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt loved emeralds and decorated her palace with emeralds to show off her country's power and wealth, making emeralds even more famous symbols of  power and prestige.

The 16th century marked a significant turning point with the discovery of South American emerald mines by Spanish conquistadors. The deep, vibrant emeralds of Colombia became immensely popular and soon made their way to Europe, Asia, and everywhere else.

In addition to their history, emeralds are steeped in myth and legend. The Romans believed emeralds to be the gemstones of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, while the Incan civilizations revered them as representations of their goddess, Umina. These stories add to the allure of emeralds, enhancing their mystique and enduring appeal.

The Symbolism and Benefits of Wearing Emeralds

In addition to their stunning beauty, May birthstone emeralds are imbued with profound symbolic meaning and are believed to bestow benefits upon the wearer.

Renewal, Growth and Recovery: Just as lush green is associated with nature’s revival, emeralds symbolize renewal, growth and recovery. Wearing an emerald is believed to increase energy levels and help fight illness.

Foresee the Future: Green color is thought to help relieve eye strain and is connected to good eyesight. Therefore, the emerald has also extended its meaning to include the ability to foresee the future, believing that it can help people understand the truth and expose deception.

Good Fortune: Green, the color of the shamrock, stands as a hallmark of St. Patrick's Day. Dressing in green, along with wearing emeralds, is believed to bring good luck and emotional well-being to the wearer.

Love and Harmony: Emerald is a cherished symbol of everlasting love. It’s a tradition to gift emeralds for 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries, marking milestones of enduring commitment and love.


Adoring Yourself with Emerald Jewelry

Explore our stunning selection of jewelry designs that elegantly feature emeralds in a variety of styles.

Birthstone Butterfly Ring

Adjustable Butterfly Ring with Emerald

Meet our stunning Butterfly Birthstone Ring—a symbol of transformation and new beginnings. Like the caterpillar's journey into a butterfly, this ring celebrates growth and change. Adorned with shimmering gemstones, including the emeralds, it embodies renewal and vitality, echoing the ring's theme of transformation.

Birthstone Angel Wing Necklace

Angel Ring Emerald Heart Necklace

Presenting our Angel Wing Emerald Heart Necklace, a divine symbol of protection and blessing. This exquisite necklace features a delicate angel wing design adorned with a birthstone. Whether worn as a personal amulet or gift it to someone special, it conveys heartfelt wishes for their well-being and protection.

North Star Birthstone Earrings

North Star Birthstone Stud Earrings

Our North star birthstone earrings, inspired by the steadfast guidance of the North Star, offer a gentle nudge to “follow your own star”. Alternatively, they make a heartfelt gift, serving as a reminder to someone special that they are the guiding light in your life.

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