Birthstone Guide

Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.

MAY - Emerald

Emerald is a symbol of rebirth, and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. The word “Emerald? is derived from the Greek word “smaragdus? which means “green?. It is thought that Emerald was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. However, today the availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.