May Birthstone

Emerald

Emerald is the May birthstone and gained its name from the Old French word "esmeralde," which translates to "green gemstone." This precious green gem has been valued

throughout history and all over the world from the Aztecs of South America to the ancient Egyptians. Emeralds belong to the beryl family and are thus inherently colorless until chromium and vanadium create the sought-after green hue. Shop products in this distinct hue from genuine emerald gems to manmade materials dyed to match.

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May - Emerald - Taurus (Apr. 21 - May 20)

As a patient, determined and warm-hearted Taurus, you will love that the emerald, with its bright green precious qualities for promoting romantic love and a strong mind, is your stone. This thought-enhancing stone helps with memory recall, thinking clearly and quickly and centering you in the here and now.

If you need physical rejuvenation after the toilsome persistence of a long day, try on an emerald for size. See how it helps you remember the important stuff as you live in the moment, and practice flexibility to make the right actions stemming from the right thoughts.

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Emerald Gemstone Properties

This mesmerizing stone's velvety green color is unmistakable. The rich color is renowned as a color of spring and has long been a symbol of romance, hope and rebirth. As the precious gem associated with the goddess Venus, emerald is also commonly believed to aid in fertility.

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