The traditional birthstone for May is the Emerald. Each month is associated with a single gemstone; however you will notice a few months will have multiple birthstones. The birthstones associated with birth months today are not necessarily the same ones that were used in ancient times. The birthstone Emerald conveys the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. They are a symbol of rebirth and love. Emeralds are the rarest of gemstones, and are typically mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia.
What Symbolizes the Birthstone Emerald?
Green is the color of spring and symbolizes love and rebirth. As the gem of Venus, it also aids in fertility. Cleopatra, Egypt’s passionate female monarch, was as famous for wearing Emeralds as Liz Taylor is for wearing diamonds. Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried wearing an Emerald carved with the symbol of verdure on their necks to symbolize eternal youth.
How to Identify the Value of the Birthstone Emerald?
A deeper and more vivid color of green signifies a more valuable Emerald. The most valuable and beautiful Emeralds exhibit an intense bluish hue in addition to their bold green color. Emeralds are among the rarest of gems, are almost always are found with birthmarks, known as inclusions. Some inclusions are expected and do not diminish the value of the stone such as with a diamond.
Here are Joseph’s Jewelry, we specialize in custom pieces with inherited Emeralds. With statement ring, bracelets, and statement necklaces we are able to cater to everyone’s desired look. We carry numerous elegant pieces catering to every budget, and desired style. We are here to help residents in Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie to find your perfect jewelry piece, complete a jewelry set, or make a custom jewelry design as unique as you are! We will also repair and restore your jewelry pieces and watches whether or not they were purchased through us. Come in anytime to check out our unique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and Citizen Eco Drive watches in stock for a celebration, last-minute gift, or spontaneous surprise.