Emerald – May’s Birthstone

Emerald – May’s Birthstone

Emerald is the birthstone for May and the anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage. It is the ideal birthstone for May as its deep bright greens perfectly reflect the new life and regeneration of nature during spring time.

Emerald is, simply put, the most famous green gemstone in the world. It holds an allure that has captivated people for thousands of years, and inspires generation after generation of gemstone enthusiasts.

Emeralds have been mined since around 4000 BC and originally were mined in Eqypt. Cleopatra loved Emeralds with a passion and used them to decorate her palace. They are a beautiful colour green and symbolises the start of Spring and offers a collector hope, new growth and eternal life (though we can’t promise that one!). Richard Burton bought a whole suite of Emeralds for Elizabeth Taylor during the filming of Cleopatra in 1962. When these pieces were auctioned after her passing, they broke auction house records. Queen Elizabeth II also had lots of Emeralds in her Royal Collection.

WHY DO WE LOVE THIS GEM? – We love the inclusions, they make every single emerald completely unique.

We have an excellent selection of this gorgeous gemstone in store. If you are looking for a specific piece – please call us as we have many gemstone suppliers that we use and can source the perfect piece for you.

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