Birth Stone for May

Birthstones are gemstones that are assigned to each month. These stones contain various meanings and symbolism to them and are said to date back to ancient times.

These birthstones we currently associate with are not necessarily the same ones that were used centuries ago. During ancient times, birthstones were related to the 12 gemstones on the breastplate of the High Priest of the Israelites, from the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

In the past, the colour of each gem was the most important feature of the stone. While today, jewellers continue to add options to the modern birthstone chart.

Birth Flower May

May Birthstone - Emerald

May’s birthstone is the emerald. This gemstone has been admired for its beautiful green colour, favoured by many as a statement piece to complete an outfit.

Emeralds are known as having unique healing and metaphysical properties. When worn, these gems were known to fore tell the future. While when the stone was placed under the tongue, it was said to protect evil.

This stone is also thought to have healing properties on both the physical and emotional heart.

Thus, this birthstone is typically associated with love, rebirth and health.

Birth stone May
Birth stone of May

This stone is also thought to have healing properties on both the physical and emotional heart.

Thus, this birthstone is typically associated with love, rebirth and health.

As emerald gemstones have various meanings and significance to it, it makes for a unique and versatile gift for any occasion.

Birthstone jewellery have become popular recently, as they make for personalised and intimate gifts. Birthstones are also considered lucky when worn by those born in the same month.

So, why not consider getting your loved one a special birthstone necklace?

Birth Flower May
Birth flower of May

Birth Stone for May Gift Ideas

Each month, we will be launching a new birthstone necklace, consisting of a birthstone pendant and a matching birthflower petal.

Birthflowers are similar to birthstones, where they are associated with a particular month. May’s birthflower are hawthorns, a flower known to sybolise hope and happiness.

This month’s necklace will feature a emerald birthstone pendant and a hawthorn petal, taken from an actual flower, handcrafted in silver. 

Birth Stone Chart - Birth Stone of the Month

Here is the birthstone chart based on the month in which you were born!  

MonthBirthstone
Meanings
January
Garnet
Trust, friendship, protection
February
AmethystBalance, wisdom, healing, courage
March
AquamarineProtection, tranquillity, hope, health
April
Crystal or DiamondInner strength, purity, positivity
May
EmeraldLove, rebirth, health, patience
June
Pearl / MoonstoneBalance, prosperity, calming
July
RubyPassion, kindness, dignity
August
PeridotHealth, creativity, strength, love
September
SapphireHealing, protection, clarity, wisdom
October
Rose QuartzLove, healing, spirituality, peace
November
CitrineAbundance, clarity, joy, strength
December
TurquoisePeace, luck, prosperity, rebirth