The traditional and modern birthstone for the month of May is Emerald which is also the 20th and 35th anniversary stone.
The name Emerald is derived “smaragdos” which is a Greek word means ‘green gemstone’. Emeralds are found in many countries, but Columbia and Brazil are the major producers and Columbia is known as the source for the finest stones (remember the movie Romancing The Stone).
Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It is believed to bring both passion and domestic bliss. Crystal healers use Emeralds to enhance memory and stimulate the use of mental capacity. They believe Emeralds to be beneficial to the spine, lungs, heart, muscular system and to be soothing for your eyes.
The ancient Egyptians called the Emerald the ‘Stone of Spring’ because of its green color. They associated it with rebirth and used it to aid in fertility and childbirth.
Not a big fan of green? No problem, the Mystical birthstone for May is the beautiful Blue Sapphire.