Happy birthday May babies! Your birthstone is the glorious green emerald, a gemstone considered a symbol of fertility, renewal, and growth because of its rich green color, making it a perfect birthstone for a spring month when many flowers and foliage are almost in full bloom.
The emerald has been one of the most desired jewels for over 5,000 years. It’s a stone that Queen Cleopatra loved so much that she claimed complete ownership of all the Egyptian emerald mines during her rule. It was used as a popular talisman for protection against enchantment and spells by the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Charlemagne. And for centuries it has, and still does, adorn the crowns and royal jewels of many countries, and is one of the favorite gems in many treasured jewelry collections.
The emerald is known as a stone of wisdom that supposedly works with your mental powers on both the conscious and subconscious level, and you can charge it with your need through visualization. It is long believed to help foretell future events and reveal one’s truths by activating one’s psychic abilities and opening clairvoyance.
It is also said that an emerald can be be helpful when trying to bring love into your life. To attract romantic love, it is recommended to wear or carry an emerald out of sight near the heart. And if you want to reunite with an estranged love, you should speak the words you wish to say to that person while holding the stone close to your lips and then seal it in an envelope while it works its magic.
Emeralds are considered one of the four “precious” gemstones, which include the diamond, ruby and sapphire. It forms in a range of colors from yellow-green, to blue-green, to the finest and most desired being pure medium to dark green. These gemstones are so expensive because most emeralds have a high amount of inclusions and fissures, making a pure transparent green emerald a rare and treasured find.
Not only is the emerald the birthstone for the month of May, but it is associated with zodiac sign of Taurus, and is the gemstone gift of choice for those celebrating their twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. And for those who want to benefit the most from its magical properties, it is recommended that you wear it in a ring on your little finger.