Showers bring May Flowers!
Move over April, May babies, this is your month to shine! Your bi thstone is the beautiful, green emerald. This gemstone is stunning when set into jewelry because of its lush color. This gem lends itself well to vintage and timeless pieces that feature your beauty on any occasion.
Emerald was first found and documented in Ancient Egypt as early as 300 B.C., it was the gemstone that Princess Cleopatra held close and cherished more than any other. Though it is debated that Celopatra’s gemstones may have been peridot, we love the image of this powerful Queen in Emerald green! She embellished her life with this gem since it was thought to have sprung from Mother Earth and bestowed fertility and youth.
Through the centuries and over great distance, trading opened the world’s eyes to this precious gemstone, which led it to becoming incredibly popular in the Asian empires and Spanish lands. As time and fashions progressed, emeralds became a rare yet popular stone to put into adornments. Pendants in particular have always been a popular way to show off this beautiful gem! Octagonal and circular shapes were the most popular in antiquity, and often were set into yellow gold. In the present day, emeralds are still put into designs of all kinds and are one of the most frequently bought precious gemstones. Get your own emerald pendant in either glowing yellow gold or in sleek white gold.
If you want an emerald piece that stands out just a touch, but still features your love for your birthstone, consider getting a pair of emerald earrings! Emerald Earrings were first worn as a royal jewel in 1845 by Queen Victoria. They were a gift from her husband, Prince Albert and became a true royal statement of the 19th-20th century. Emerald earrings can be in any gem cut and often are put with diamonds to add an extra bump of elegance. We love studs for an elegant-meets-everyday look!
Emerald rings are also wonderful pieces to add to your jewelry collection as a Springtime May babe. Emerald rings are increasingly popular, and rightfully so! These can be in white, rose, and yellow gold and look amazing on any finger! Emerald is an incredibly versatile gem, and it is featured beautifully in rings. We recommend an emerald as an accent stone to a diamond. Since emeralds are a bit more fragile, keeping them lower in the ring design protects them from bumps or damage.
Finally, emeralds look wonderful on a wrist! Their color shimmers and gleams whether they are on cuffs, line bracelets, or even tennis-styled bracelets! These can feature other stones such as diamonds or other gemstones for a more dramatic effect, or even just stand alone! Every bracelet and wrist is different, so we strive to make sure that you are happy with the stone and jewelry that you wear daily. We love creating custom designs of all kinds featuring the beautiful emerald, as well!
May children should be prideful of the stunning birthstone they’ve been assigned. Emeralds' expansive history, royal backgrounds, beautiful color, and all-around flexibility in jewelry pieces are only a few reasons why emeralds are one of the most beautiful stones ever found!