Let’s Talk Emerald: The May Birthstone

Posted on February 24th, 2022 03:28 PM

Meaning and History of the Emerald Gemstone

The emerald is a gemstone with a vivid green color that makes for stunning focal jewelry. The birthstone for those born in the month of May is the emerald. In fact, the right shade and transparency of emeralds might be worth more than a diamond. Emeralds are a symbol of youthful love, romance, and powerful connections, and they are associated with the goddess Venus.

Egypt has the first known emerald mines, which date from at least 330 BC to the 1700s. Cleopatra was known for her love of emerald, which she wore in her regal adornments.

When Spanish explorers invaded the New World in the sixteenth century, they brought back emeralds from what is now Colombia. For 500 years, the Incas used emeralds in their jewelry and religious ceremonies. Emeralds were traded for precious metals by the Spanish, who valued gold and silver significantly more than stones. Their trade brought the majesty of the emerald to the attention of European and Asian rulers.

Emerald is a member of the Beryl family. When an emerald was placed under the tongue, legends claimed that the wearer would be able to see into the future, expose the truth, and be protected from bad spells. Emerald was formerly thought to be a cure-all for ailments such as cholera and malaria.

Where are Emerald Found?

Colombia, Brazil, and Zambia are presently mining the most important Emerald deposits. With these three being the major sources, emeralds are now mined all over the world and some of the most common places are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Australia, and the United States, where they are mined.

Colombia is home to some of the best Emeralds in the world. Brazilian Emeralds, on the whole, have a deeper tone and are more thickly included. Dark inclusions are more likely to be found in Brazilian Emeralds, whereas light-colored inclusions, which are more common in Colombian Emeralds, are thought to have less of an impact on the value.

Zambian Emeralds have a bluish cast that differs from Colombian and Brazilian Emeralds, as well as a faint grayish cast that neither Colombian nor Brazilian Emeralds have. The presence of vanadium in Zambian and Brazilian Emeralds can also cause coloration, although chromium in Colombian Emeralds is the most common cause of coloration.

Emerald Gemstone Jewelry Benefits

Many people believe that the emerald is a healing stone for both the body and the psyche. Wearing or being near an emerald jewelry was thought to boost heart health by many ancient physicians. Additionally, some believed that the emerald's green color and soothing characteristics would provide relief to the eyes and correct visual problems. In ancient times, emeralds were steeped in water overnight and then poured over the eyes. Due to their mythological revitalizing abilities, emeralds are supposed to renew exhausted organs and treat sections of the body like the kidneys, pancreas, and immune system.

Emeralds are also thought to offer a calming energy that instills freshness and vigor in the wearer's attitude. The stone, which represents patience and compassion, imbues the wearer with these traits while also improving mental clarity and focus. The emerald is claimed to provide an energy that encourages creativity and harmony among team members when kept in the office. It is supposed to help with concentration and creativity.

Emerald Birthstone Care and Cleaning

You can easily take care of your emerald jewelry. Simply follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Clean the emerald jewelry with a gentle microfiber cloth to remove any accumulated oil or grime.
  2. Half-fill a dish with lukewarm water and a few drops of mild soap. Place the jewelry in the soapy water combination.
  3. Use a soft toothbrush or a jewelry brush to clean the jewelry.
  4. Fill a second dish halfway with lukewarm rinse water. Submerge the jewelry fully in it, making sure your emerald jewelry is free of soapy residue.
  5. Use a gentle, clean microfiber towel to dry the jewelry. When the jewelry is completely dried, it can be kept or worn again.
  6. Avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner to clean emerald jewelry.
  7. Do not use a commercial jewelry cleaner on your emerald jewelry.
  8. The oils that have been put to the emeralds will be removed by ultrasonic equipment and commercial jewelry cleaners, causing gemstone damage.

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Emerald Rings

The delicate light refracting through the stones of emerald rings captures the fresh, vivid green colors of spring. If you're looking for emerald rings, you've come to the right place because Rosec Jewels has a large selection of them. Here you can look at a variety of designs. We offer everything from simple solitaire rings to Art Deco rings.

Emerald Pendants

Emerald's bright green color bursts forth like spring blooms, transitioning into smooth green leaves. What more could we desire when we have the opportunity to keep our precious jewel close to our hearts? We have a lovely selection of Emerald Pendants. You can see it on our website.

Emerald Earrings

May is the month of rebirth and joy, and the birthstone is emerald. These gorgeous Emerald Earrings are perfect for any special event. Check out our fantastic variety of Emerald Earrings, which you can wear with any outfit. These gorgeous Emerald Earrings can be given as a present to someone you care about. Emerald's beauty has the power to drive any girl insane.

Alternative Birthstone for May

Green Onyx is an astrological alternative to Emerald and is associated with Mercury. It's great to be able to assist individuals in improving their communication skills. It also symbolizes everlasting love, acceptance, and compassion. It has the ability to alleviate your anxieties, fears, tension, and stress. Its blissful green tint provides powerful and pleasant feelings, as well as the mental support you need to make the best judgments in challenging situations.


Emerald has a long and illustrious history. You can simply immerse yourself in the lovely emerald color, which was favored by many royal families. Apart from its beauty, this magnificent stone is said to have a multitude of benefits. And for all the jewelry lovers out there, this should be the frosting on the cake. 

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