Emerald is the beautiful birthstone of May. It is a well known, popular and classic gemstone that has been used in jewellery making for centuries.
Emerald is said to be the stone of infinite patience as well as the "stone of successful love" it brings domestic bliss and loyalty as well as unconditional love and partnership. If two lovers give each other an emerald their love will grow and become everlasting. Being green, the emerald also represents fertility, new growth, youth, vitality and the season of spring.
Green Onyx is a great adorable alternative to expensive Emeralds
Birthstones are shrouded in myth and legend – they're traditionally believed to bring good luck and therapeutic powers. It was thought that wearing the gemstone during its associated month helped to enhance its abilities, the idea being that you should own all 12 and wear each one depending on the time of year.