May Birthstone - Emerald

Emerald is renowned for its incredible green colouring and is the birthstone for people born in May. Emeralds have been prized for millennia and have been mined as early as 3000BC by the ancient Egyptians. Cleopatra herself was known to adore emeralds and Egyptians believed they were a source of eternal life.

Emeralds are one of the most recognisable and popular gemstones on the market along with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. They are a popular stone for use in rings, earrings and pendants, and are often paired with diamonds. Emeralds are often cut into a rectangular shape that has become so synonymous with the stone that it is widely known as an emerald cut.

The vivid green colouring represents spring and rebirth in many cultures. The colour green was even dedicated to the goddess of love, Venus, by the Romans so emerald stones have strong ties to love. It’s the perfect stone to represent new beginnings, love and an eternal relationship.

We stock a nice selection of emerald set jewellery at Aurum and would highly recommend a visit to see the full range. Alternatively, we can source individual stones so that you can choose the exact stone to go in a bespoke piece of jewellery.

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