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Emerald Birthstone

May: EmeraldEmerald - Birthstone of May

“Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.”

—Gregorian Birthstone Poems

 

The birthstone of May is the Emerald.  Emeralds are known for their hues of green – ranging from yellow-green to a deep blue-green.

It is also believed that the Emerald will bestow its wearer with prosperity, foresight and good health as well as increasing their intuitive capabilities.

In addition to it’s beauty and mythological qualities, the Emerald is also considered to have strong healing powers – particularly for issues with the eyes, spine, and fertility.  It is believed Emeralds can also help with nightmares, unknown fears, insomnia and even schizophrenia.