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.
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
Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Emerald Stud Earrings
Alternating Emerald Ring
Oval Halo Emerald Necklace
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.
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
Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring
Emerald Pavé Engagement Ring
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
Baguette Side-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring
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.
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.