The birthstone for May is the Emerald – one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. ‘Emerald’ comes from the Greek word “smaragdos” which means “green stone” and green is the birthstone color for the month of May. Emeralds are associated with friendship, faithfulness and loyalty, which are also qualities of people born under the Taurus zodiac sign. The vibrant green hue symbolizes the renewal of life in Spring which starts in May in the northern hemisphere.
Jewelry set with Emeralds or the alternative birthstone Agate (usually green) is an ideal personal and meaningful gift for your friends and relatives with birthdays in May.
Here is our recommended May birthstone jewelry made by reputable artisans with good quality gemstones and expert craftsmanship.
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MOONLIGHT DESIGNS: Emerald Earrings in Sterling Silver or Gold Fill
Alona Milton is the self taught jewelry designer behind Moonlight Designs based in Alaska, USA. Alona especially loves raw natural gemstones that are used in many of her exquisite designs. She searches for unusual pieces from around the world to create that unique piece of handmade jewelry that you will cherish for many years to come. Her collection includes handmade birthstone jewelry, mother-daughter matching necklaces and little girls jewelry.
Here is a selection of Alona’s stunning natural Emerald earrings as well as her emerald green quartz earrings:
VERBENA PLACE: Lab Created Emeralds set in Argentium Silver
David and Helen Worcester are the owners of Verbena Place Jewelry, both holding jewelry certifications and have been in business for many, many years. David is the jewelry designer and producer and Helen sources the gemstones and takes care of the administration. The high quality Chatham created Emeralds used in their exquisite designs are far more economical and have less environmental impact than mined gemstones. Here is a selection of David’s stunning creations:
CAMIAS JEWELRY DESIGNS: Lab Created Emeralds set in Sterling Silver
Kelly Graham, from the east coast USA, discovered her artistic talents at a very young age and now has eighteen years experience as a master bench jeweler and metalsmith. She brings a distinctive whimsical element to her jewelry designs made primarily of sterling silver and natural semi-precious stones. Most of her designs can be set with the gemstone of your choice including lab created options. Here are some of her intricate creations featuring lab created emeralds:
ARTISAN JEWELRY: Handmade Jewelry Sets with Green Agate
We highly recommend NOVICA that, together with National Geographic, are bringing artisan jewelry from all over the world to our doorsteps. The marketing and distribution costs to the local artisan are kept down so they can focus on their craft, and the final price to the consumer is great value as there are far fewer middle men. NOVICA is really making a real difference to improve the lives of everyday people and heart-warming stories about the artisans give that personal touch to the item you are buying.
Agate of all colors is commonly dyed to enhance the color and is an acceptable practise for this gemstone. Here we showcase some lovely jewelry sets with Green Agate – the alternative birthstone for May:
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