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 INFO CARD
May birthstone - Emerald
May alternative birthstones - Agate and Chrysoprase
May birthstone color - Green
May birth flower - Lily of the Valley
20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary
Agate and Chrysoprase
Zodiac birthstones Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Mothers Birthstone Rings
Mothers Day is Sunday 14th May 2017 (USA)
Birthstone Rings are a lovely gift for a mother or grandmother, set with the birthstones of her children.