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May Birthstone: The Emerald.

Celebrating a birthday in May? The birthstone for this Spring month is vibrant green emerald! Find out the meaning of this stunning gemstone and how to care for emerald jewellery…

The vibrant colour of the green emerald is believed to bring the wearer success, happiness and wealth. The gemstone is also believed to be the stone of love and romance due to its association with the Greek god, Venus.

"Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet, flower month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and a loving wife."

The most valuable emeralds are those of bold green similar to the tones of fresh grass. The green colour of an emerald can range from yellows all the way through to dusky grey-greens.

Emeralds, like many gemstones, are frequently discovered with existing flaws often more so with emeralds as they are a brittle stone. To make sure your emerald jewellery lasts a lifetime, try and protect the stone from hard knocks and extreme temperature changes. To clean your jewellery at home simply use warm soapy water and wipe with a delicate touch.

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