09-05-13 May birthstone of the month Emerald

The beautiful emerald stone is the birthstone for May. It has a vivid green colour and is quite rare which is why it is such a valuable and popular gemstone.

Cleopatra was a great lover of emeralds, she often wore lavish emerald jewellery and gave gifts of carved gemstone to dignitaries.

The emerald stone is surrounding by legends and lore from the green colour symbolising new life and re-growth to being a soothing and calming gemstone that brings good health. Emeralds are often still used to aid physical and emotional healing. Not only is it rumoured to have great healing powers, but it is the stone and colour of beauty and constant love; a gift of an emerald is considered symbolic of love and devotion.

Now you know a little more about this lovely stone, why not take a look at the stunning emerald jewellery and see if that special piece is waiting for you!