May Birthstone: Emerald

  • 2014-05-01

As the birthstone for May, the emerald, a symbol  of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and  youth. Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today, most of the  world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia.

Who first beholds the light of day
In Autum’s month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife…