by Tova Kamioner

Spring Emeralds: the May Birthstone

Go green with an engagement ring or gift featuring the May birthstone!

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Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest 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 Birthstone Symbolism

The May birthstone radiates with the freshness of spring. Throughout history, it has represented love, rebirth, and vitality. Some believe emeralds bring their wearers good foresight and good luck… Do you see a vibrant emerald in your future?

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Emerald Engagement Rings

From Jackie Kennedy’s brilliant combo of emerald and diamonds to Olivia Wilde’s emerald halo to Zoe Saldana’s emerald center stone, celebrities rock bold emerald engagement rings. Find your own on JamesAllen.com!

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Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

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Pavé Halo Emerald Engagement Ring

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Princess Cut Emerald Engagement Ring

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Want to design your own emerald engagement ring? Choose a gemstone to set in your personalized James Allen design! A few of our favorite emerald engagement ring customer creations:

Twisted Pavé Emerald Engagement Ring

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Baguette Side-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring

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Emerald Birthstone Claims to Fame

Cleopatra famously obsessed over emeralds – so much so that while she was queen, she laid claim over every single emerald mine in Egypt. Though they’ve refrained from buying any emerald mines, celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina Jolie have favorited emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.

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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 studs with May’s vivid green stone.

Vintage Emerald Diamond Ring

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Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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*Emerald earrings are first come, first serve – get yours quick!*

Flower Emerald Earrings

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Emerald Stud Earrings

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Want to learn more about birthstones? Check out our guides: September SapphiresJanuary Garnets February Amethysts March Aquamarines April Diamonds.

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Tova Kamioner

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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