May Birthstone

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 Birthstone Emerald Beads
Emerald Beads by Lilys Offering
May Birthstone Goddess Print
Art Nouveau Print - Lady of May by Angelic Shades
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May Birthstone Emerald

Birthstone: Emerald

Alternative Birthstones: Agate and Chrysoprase

Birthstone color: Green

Birth flower: Lily of the Valley

May Birthstone Emerald

Zodiac star sign: Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)

Zodiac star sign: Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)


20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary: Emerald

May Birthstone Emerald

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Taurus 2019 Horoscope by Polansky
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(Apr 21 - May 21)
Taurus 2020 Horoscope
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(Apr 21 - May 21)

Gemini 2019 Horoscope by Polansky
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(May 22 - Jun 21)

Gemini 2020 Horoscope
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(Apr 21 - May 21)