The birthstone for May is the Emerald which is associated with friendship, faithfulness and loyalty. The vibrant green hue of the May birthstone symbolizes the renewal of life in Spring, which starts in May in the northern hemisphere.
Emerald is a precious gemstone and is one of the rarest and most valuable gems. ‘Emerald’ comes from the Greek word “smaragdos” which means “green stone” and green is the birthstone color for the month of May.
Both the modern and the official May birthstone (as per the American Gem Trade Association) is the Emerald. The alternative birthstone for May is traditionally Agate, however in recent times the green gemstone Chrysoprase has been added as an alternative.
MAY BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
May birthstone - Emerald
May alternative birthstones - Agate and Chrysoprase
May birthstone color - Green
May birth flower - Lily of the Valley
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Agate and Chrysoprase
Zodiac birthstones Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)
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Buying Jewelry Online – Hints and Tips
There is a vast range of birthstone jewelry online – from inexpensive pretty trinkets to highly valuable fine jewelry. And there are literally millions of online choices – for example a search on Google for the May birthstone ’emerald jewelry’ returns 15 000 000 (that’s 15 million) results! Even...
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