The May Birthstone is Emerald
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
Alternative Birthstones: Agate and Chrysoprase
Birthstone color: Green
Birth flower: Lily of the Valley
Zodiac star sign: Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)
Zodiac star sign: Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)
20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary: Emerald
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