Emeralds are one of the world’s rarest, most precious, and expensive gemstones. They’re also the birthstone for the month of May. If you have a loved one celebrating a birthday during May, a piece of emerald jewelry makes an excellent gift for many reasons!
These beautiful gemstones are perfect to represent the month of May. They represent rebirth, love, peace, loyalty, and fertility. Their gorgeous green hue matches all the lush trees and flowers that have finished blooming after winter. They are also said to bring wealth, luck, and good fortune to anyone who wears them. Emeralds are believed to contain healing and detoxifying properties. They bring a physical/emotional balance and serenity to the wearer.
Emeralds have maintained popularity since ancient times. The first known emerald was mined in Egypt in 330 BC, and was the gemstone of choice for many Egyptian kings and queens for jewelry and burial decorations. Cleopatra was the most famous lover of emeralds, having claimed ownership of all the emeralds in the country during her reign!
Today emeralds can be found in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. They range in color from light to deep green, but the highest quality (and most expensive) emeralds are darker and have a hint of blue. These emeralds are also the rarest to mine and therefore come with the highest price tag. Because of the high price point of the stone, a real emerald may not be in your budget. You can still use them as inspiration for a birthday gift by buying a crystal or different stone in a shade of green that resembles an emerald.
Emeralds can make any piece of jewelry look beautiful, which is why it’s always been a treasured stone by royalty, celebrities, and jewelry lovers in general. If you’re shopping for a birthday gift, some popular choices are charm bracelets (you can add crystals to complement and match the emeralds), rings, earrings, and necklaces. No matter what you choose, the May baby in your life will treasure the thoughtful and beautiful emerald gift!