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Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May

May's birthstone is emerald



  • Emerald is the green to greenish blue variety of beryl, a mineral species that also includes Aquamarine, Morganite as well as Beryls in other colors

  • Emeralds are one of the oldest gemstones on the planet. Some estimates have stated that Emeralds were growing under the earth as far back as 2600 million years ago

  • The first known Emerald mines were in Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC into the 1700’s and are commonly referred to as the “Cleopatra’s Mines”. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for Emerald and used the green gemstone in her royal jewelry. Today, fine Emeralds come from Africa, South America, and Central Asia

  • The name “Emerald” was originated from Latin, particularly from Esmeraldus. At its core, this name has a Greek origin

  • The world’s largest carved Emerald is the 1,558 carat carving that lives in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh PA

  • Your birthstone is personal and affordable to collect. Birthstone jewelry creates a cherished gifting experience