Those born in May have the star sign Taurus or Gemini and the beautiful gemstone, Emerald as their birthstone. The dazzling color of an Emerald evokes images of prosperity, growth and glamour.
The meaning of May’s birthstone has positive connotations throughout various cultures making this gemstone revered across the world. It was once the preferred gemstone for the adorned jewels of Indian Maharajas and Egypt's Cleopatra due to its resemblance to opulence and glamour. Let's find out more about this gorgeous gem...
The first known Emerald mines date back to 1330BC and were found in Egypt. Although the gemstone can be found all over the planet, 50% of emerald production takes place in Colombia, whilst Ireland has become known for being the Emerald Isle.
2. Named After: The name Emerald is derived from the Persian word for "green gem", but was originally named after the word for 'green' in Greek, smaragdus!
3. Symbolises: Emerald is a life-affirming stone. It opens the heart chakra and calms the emotions. It provides inspiration, balance, wisdom, and patience. It is said to promote friendship, peace, harmony, and domestic bliss by enabling the wearer to both give and receive unconditional love.
4. Fun Fact: A one carat emerald will appear larger than a one carat diamond, because emeralds have a much lower density than diamonds.
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