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A Guide to Mays Birthstone - Emerald.

The birthstone for May is Emerald. Star signs, Taurus and Gemini.

The most vibrant of all the green gemstones, Emeralds are associated with the new beginnings of spring. Perfect for a May birthstone! The name “Emerald” comes from the Greek word for green.

Emerald gemstone on purple plant

Colour

Emeralds range from Blue-green, to rich green, to yellow-green. The colour of the gemstone can depend on where in the world it was mined. The warmer green colours are normally found in Columbia, while paler greens were found in Russia. 

Rough emerald in miners hand

Source

In ancient times the most famous Emeralds were mined in Egypt, Cleopatra even had her own Emerald mine! They can now be mined all over the world but most of the jewellery quality Emeralds today come from Columbia, Brazil and Zambia. 

Spiritual healing image

Attributes

Emeralds are the gemstones of the heart, they enhance loyalty, partnership and friendship. They also help with wisdom, patience and inspiration. Once thought to protect the wearer from enchantments and misfortune. 

The inclusions within the Emerald are called Jardins (French for gardens) as they look like mossy patches of green gardens running through the gemstone. 

Healing

Emeralds can be useful to help you heal after an infectious illness. They are also used to help soothe the eyes and strengthen the heart. Best worn on the little finger, ring finger or over the heart. As a green stone it should be placed in the money corner of your home to attract wealth. The money corner is the far-left corner of your house. 

Healing

Emeralds can be useful to help you heal after an infectious illness. They are also used to help soothe the eyes and strengthen the heart. Best worn on the little finger, ring finger or over the heart. As a green stone it should be placed in the money corner of your home to attract wealth. The money corner is the far-left corner of your house.   

Woman with Quartz crystal placed on her forehead

Chakra

As a gemstone of the heart, Emeralds resonate with the heart chakra. When used to open up your heart chakra it has a soothing effect of your emotions helping you to give and receive unconditional love.  As a tool used for meditation, it will clarify any fears or doubts that you may have and help you to overcome any stumbling blocks you may have in your life.

Yoga hands

Chakra

As a gemstone of the heart, Emeralds resonate with the heart chakra. When used to open up your heart chakra it has a soothing effect of your emotions helping you to give and receive unconditional love.  As a tool used for meditation, it will clarify any fears or doubts that you may have and help you to overcome any stumbling blocks you may have in your life.

If you know someone with a birthday in May, the gift of Emeralds are the perfect and most thoughtful present. 

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