by Tova Kamioner

Spring Emeralds: the May Birthstone

Capture the freshness of spring with May birthstone jewelry and engagement rings!

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Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek (kind of like an orange being called an orange), emeralds vary from light to intense hues. The better the emerald gemstone’s cut, the richer its color.

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EMERALD JEWELRY: MAY BIRTHSTONE GIFTS

Emeralds represent youthful vitality, which makes them meaningful presents for birthdays. Gift a necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings with May’s vivid green stone!

Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring

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Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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Emerald Stud Earrings

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Alternating Emerald Ring

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Oval Halo Emerald Necklace

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Famous Emerald Jewelry

Cleopatra famously obsessed over emeralds – she laid claim over every single emerald mine in Egypt while she was queen. Though they’ve refrained from buying any mines, celebrities like Beyoncé (a.k.a. Queen B), Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie have also rocked emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.

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EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS: SYMBOLS OF LOVE

The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center.

Pavé Halo Emerald Engagement Ring

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Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

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Emerald Pavé Engagement Ring

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Customized Emerald Rings

Want to design your own emerald engagement ring? Get inspired by a few of our favorite customer designs!

Twisted Pavé Emerald Engagement Ring

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Baguette Side-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring

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Famous Emerald Engagement Rings

Celebrities bold emerald engagement rings range from Jackie Kennedy’s brilliant combo of emerald and diamonds to Olivia Wilde’s emerald halo to Zoe Saldana’s emerald center stone.

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Emeralds are said to bring their wearers foresight and good luck…

Do you see an emerald in your future?

Check out our birthstone guides: January Garnets * February Amethysts * March Aquamarines * April Diamonds * May Emeralds * July Rubies * September Sapphires * November Citrines * December Blue Topaz.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published May 2018. It was updated May 2019.

Tova Kamioner

Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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