“Green is the prime colour of the world and that from which its loveliness arises” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Writer
Emerald is the *birthstone for people born in MAY. It is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love. The emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy and tranquilizer for a troubled mind. The emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom, success in love, wealth, happiness and peace of mind.
Emeralds have been treasured for thousands of years. The infatuation with Emeralds dates back to ancient Egypt and Rome. It is said that Cleopatra was always adorned in Emeralds and that this was her most treasured jewellery. The best Emeralds come from Colombia and Brazil. Emerald can also be found in India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. An emerald of the right shade of green can be more valuable than a diamond.
Colour – Emerald Green
Hardness – 7.5 – 8.0 (it is above 7 in the Moh’s scale of hardness therefore pretty pricy)
Sign of Abalone – Cancer, Taurus, Gemini, Virgo
Birthstone – January, May, June, August, September
*Birthstones and Sign stones are gem stones which in some culture are believed to “have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone’s power time determines your birthstone. These gem stones have more vibration power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth.” – Gemlore
Some stones can be found under several months and Zodiac signs. Feel free to accept the ones you want.