The emerald is a vibrant stone with a mystical quality - the perfect combination for eye-catching jewellery - representing new beginnings, balance and harmony. It adds radiant colour to everyday, making it an exquisite gift for a special occasion; for an anniversary or for someone who celebrates their birthday in the month of May. Hugh Rice are proud to present the Emerald & Diamond Birthstone Pendant Necklace to bring life back into your jewellery collection so you can live in a world of coloured gemstones. A green emerald stone is held in a classic claw setting and surrounded by a cluster of twelve H/Si round brilliant diamonds which create a halo around the exceptional central emerald. Expertly crafted from a highly polished 18CT white-gold setting, it’s complete with a matching smooth bale and an 18CT white-gold 40-45CM length chain necklace. It’s presented in stunning Hugh Rice packaging and it’s the perfect gift for a loved one, to show how much you care. You can also find the matching ring and earrings on our website and in store too, for a co-ordinated finish to your look this season. ‘Emerald’ is derived from the word smaragdus, which means “green” in Greek. The colour green signifies rebirth, growth, nature and energy. As the month of May is associated with spring, the emerald really is the perfect May birthstone. According to legend and lore, the emerald stone allowed its wearer to see the future and be protected against evil spells, granting the owner good fortune in the meantime. Prized for its brilliant and beautiful green colour, the emerald is one of our favourite precious stones, often favoured by royalty due to its dazzling and head-turning appearance.