MAY BIRTHSTONE: THE EMERALD

After a rainy April, the month of May typically welcomes the blooming of flowers and an abundance of green. May is the heart of spring, so it’s only right that the rich, vibrant green emerald gemstone is May’s birthstone. Symbolizing rebirth and renewal, the radiant green emerald is perfectly suited to the celebration of life blooming everywhere. Celebrate a May birthday with jewelry showcasing the glorious green emerald.

MAY’S ALTERNATIVE BIRTHSTONE: THE AGATE

Besides the green emerald, May has another earthbound birthstone, the agate. Agate was the birthstone of May during 15th – 20th century. The beautiful gemstone comes in a range of colors (white, green, purple, yellow, brown, blue, etc.) and patterns. They are found all across the USA: Most agates occur in cavities in eruptive rocks or ancient lavas. They are truly and genuinely stones of our planet Earth.

THE MEANING BEHIND THE MAY EMERALD BIRTHSTONE

Similar to many gemstones, emeralds have a multitude of meanings, but ultimately the word “emerald” derives from smaragdos, ancient Greek for a green gem. From Egyptian pharaohs to Inca emperors, emerald has enchanted royalty. The infamous Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald and used it in most of her royal adornments. In mythology, emerald is the stone of the goddess Venus, resulting in the association of emeralds with romance. Roman author Pliny the Elder, stated that the May birthstone has therapeutic properties of removing weariness and relieving stress: Science now proves this theory. It is also believed that the emerald brings passion, bliss and unconditional love to the wearer.

GOING GREEN: MAY BIRTHSTONE JEWELRY

An emerald captures the essence of the season, which represents rejuvenation, new beginnings and enchanting love. Jewelry adorned with emeralds shine with a rich and majestic hue that will turn everyone green with envy. If you’re a May-born baby or have a loved one with a May birthday, celebrate and mark the occasion with luscious royal-green emerald jewelry from our May birthstone collection.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

Encapsulated in a halo of brilliant diamonds, the round cut emerald stone is elegantly highlighted to perfectly showcase its royal green hue in a stud earring that can be paired with almost anything.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS

Glowing pear-cut emeralds gracefully dangle from beneath starry diamond clusters in these gorgeous drop earrings that can be taken from casual to formal in an instance.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD BANGLE

The white gold Bujukan-style cuff is designed with beadlike balls that lead up to a rounded spear-shaped cluster of rich emeralds, shimmering from every angle of this flowy bracelet.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET

Bezel diamonds are evenly spaced out in a row of tiny vibrant emeralds on this luxurious tennis bracelet. The perfect closure secures this bracelet on your arm so you’ll never have to worry about losing it or taking it off.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

Beautifully suspending from a white gold cable chain, a dazzling pear-cut emerald is outlined by radiant diamonds to accentuate the majestic beauty of the stone and make you feel like royalty.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND FASHION NECKLACE

Enclosed in a cushion shaped halo made up of sparkling pavé diamonds, a quartet of lush green emeralds is arranged around a small round cut diamond. This charming pendant is sure to leave a lasting impression.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND STACKABLE RING

Waves of 14k white gold lines cross into each other and form small pockets filled with small round cut green emeralds and glistening diamonds. It’s the perfect addition to your Stackable ring collection.

14K WHITE GOLD OVAL CUT HALO EMERALD AND DIAMOND FASHION RING

A bright oval cut emerald is orbited by a glistening halo of pavé diamonds on this shiny white gold solitaire band. Two tiny round cut diamond accents adorn each shoulder of the band to enhance the luminous halo. Wear it every day as an accessory or even as a promise ring.

14K WHITE GOLD EMERALD AND DIAMOND FASHION RING

Shimmering diamonds are set halfway along a 14k white gold band, and at the center of it all is horizontal oval cut emerald. Embrace the queen in you with this emerald fashion ring.

Though many of these styles are designed in white gold, Gabriel & Co.’s jewelry pieces can be customized to fit any metal color of your choice. Discover emerald earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings to find the perfect piece to honor May birthdays of your loved ones or even yourself. Explore the Gabriel & Co. May birthstone jewelry collection or All gemstone jewelry to pick your favorite pieces.