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.
Emeralds represent youthful vitality, which makes them meaningful presents for birthdays. Gift a necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings with May’s vivid green stone!
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.
The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center.
Want to design your own emerald engagement ring? Get inspired by a few of our favorite customer designs!
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.
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.