Saturday, 2 May 2015

The birthstone for May

The birthstone for the month of May is the emerald.

The traditional birthstone is associated with loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

The healing properties for the May birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the eyes, fertility, the spine and headaches. The emerald is used to enhance mental capabilities.

The popular May birthstone is found in the following countries: Colombia, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Did you know that the traditional colour associated with the emerald is the deep green colour and was strongly favoured as a popular gem in Victorian jewellery.

The symbolic meaning of the colour green was renewal of life and nature. The word 'emerald' was derived from the Greek word "Smaragdos" which means green stone which reflects the colour of the emerald.

Also did you know that by weight, the emerald stone is the most valuable gemstone in the world.

Emeralds are a great investment as well as the perfect stone which can be set into a pendant or ring for anyone celebrating their birthday this month.

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