May’s gemstone embodies the perfect color for spring. Rich in color and texture, the emerald brings wonder to many. Given for 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries, emerald birthstones also represent renewed love and hope. This stone is sure to turn heads with its deep and vibrant green hue, which lures its recipients into a sense of fascination and delight. Throughout the history of the world, the emerald has gained popularity as a regal stone.
The word emerald comes from the ancient Greek word, “smaragdos,” which means green gem. It has long been believed that staring at the color green can relieve stress and eye strain. Because of this, many people groups have hailed the emerald as a stone of restoration and healing.
The world’s most valuable emeralds are mined in Columbia. Emeralds are also found in Brazil, Africa, Zambia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. These gemstones are typically found embedded in rocks. They are mined in a variety of ways including cutting through mica schist rock, water blasting inside open pits, and using a pickax inside tunnels. Emeralds can also be laboratory-grown, using processes that allow the crystals to grow synthetically.
Whether you love the color green, or simply appreciate an emerald for its stunning appearance and representation, May’s gemstone is one to marvel at.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind emerald item? You can count on us. With an extensive and exclusive selection of gemstones and fine jewelry, Munchel’s Fine Jewelry can help you eliminate the guesswork and find the perfect piece.
*Information quoted and sourced from the GIA, 2023.
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