MAY BIRTHSTONE | Emerald
As the spring rains create lush growth and the landscape slowly turns from grey to vibrant green, there is no better time to discuss the traditional birthstone for the month of May, which is emerald.
The name for this green coloured mineral is believed to come from the greek word “smaragdus,” which means green. A deep green emerald with a vivid hue and great clarity would be considered very desirable indeed. Emeralds appeal to many for reasons other than their beautiful appearance though. This is because they are thought to augment feelings of love and to endow their wearer with the gift of foresight. Emerald, the suggested gift for the 55th wedding anniversary, is quite rare in its high-quality form and can therefore be considered one of the pricier gemstones on the market today.