May Birthstone

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

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

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May Birthstone Emerald

May Birthstone Goddess Print
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