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May Birthstone - Emerald

may birthstone - emerald

If you happen to be someone who believes in the birthstones and the features that they bring in your life, then you have landed on the right page. Since it’s the month of May already, we have taken the liberty of mentioning a few of the prominent characteristics that the gemstone of May, Emerald, brings in the lives of people who are born in this month. With further ado, let’s take a closer look at the color, the symbolism, and the significance of Emerald gemstone.

may birthstone - emerald

Being born in May, the birthstone of Emerald has three prominent features to impart in your life.

  • Faithfulness
  • Loyalty
  • Friendship

If you are interested in knowing the metaphysical characteristics that the Emerald gemstone has to offer, it is to be mentioned here that memory, faith, and clairvoyance are going to be the prominent ones. Like many of the other gemstones, the Emerald birthstone does also possess a range of healing properties. Such healing properties are specifically associated with the diseases related to fertility, eyes, headaches, and spine. As part of the traditional knowledge, Emerald gemstone has also been associated with improving the mental capabilities.

may birthstone - emerald including this trapiche emerald

As far as finding the birthstone is concerned, unfortunately there aren’t many options available at the disposal of a person born in May. You are most likely to find the birthstone in the geographical locations of Zambia, Columbia, Brazil, and Zimbabwe. It is to be kept in mind however, that the purity of the stone can only be achieved by processing it that produces high quality stone with improved clarity. As evident from the information mentioned above, Emerald is going to be a birthstone for the zodiac sign of Taurus (The sign of Bull). People born between April 21st and May 20th respond well to the gemstone. It is to be kept in mind however, that the zodiac sign of Taurus does also respond well to Diamond, Sapphire, and Garnet Agate.

Emerald Color

Since Emerald happens to be deep green in color, its use as part of the traditional jewelry is widely known specifically in Victorian Jewelry. The color of the gemstone represent a wide range of aspects of life as well which may include and are not confined to religious, social, Christian symbolism and biblical. Renewal of life as well as that of nature is commonly considered as the symbolic meaning of the deep green color of Emerald.

may birthstone - emerald from zambia

But that is not all that the birthstone of Emerald has to offer. There are a wide range of other characteristics which are also associated with the gemstone. Such features may include youth, foresight, and good fortune. Derived from the Greek word “Smaragdus”, the birthstone was first mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. While there may be a lot that can be accentuated about the birthstone, the above mentioned were the fundamentals that you must know about your birthstone if you believe in its power.

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