Birth Stone for May
You may be familiar with birthstones - gemstones that are assigned to each month. These stones come with their own meanings and have been in use since ancient times.
The birthstones we currently associate with each month are not necessarily the same ones 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. Modern jewellers continue to add options to the modern birthstone chart.
May Birthstone - Emerald
May’s birthstone is the emerald. Emeralds are widely admired because of their deep green colour. A great addition to any outfit!
Emeralds are known as having unique healing properties. It is said that the wearer can tell the future. In the past, emeralds were placed under the tongue to protect from evil.
This stone is also thought to help heal the physical and emotional heart. It makes sense then that emeralds are associated with love, rebirth and health.
What makes a better gift for someone born in May than a stone with healing properties?
Birthstone jewellery makes for a versatile addition to any wardrobe and is a wonderful gift to receive. Those born in May will attract luck when wearing emeralds!
Birth Stone for May Gift Ideas
For each month, we have handcrafted a birthstone necklace, consisting of a birthstone pendant and a matching birth flower petal.
Birth flowers are similar to birthstones, because they are associated with particular months.
May’s birth flowers are hawthorns, which represent hope and happiness.
This month’s necklace will feature a green agate gemstone pendant and a hawthorn petal, taken from an actual flower then cased in silver. An elegant, classy necklace and meaningful gift.
Birth Stone Chart - Birth Stone of the Month
Here is the birthstone chart based on the month in which you were born!
|January||Garnet||Trust, friendship, protection|
|February||Amethyst||Balance, wisdom, healing, courage|
|March||Aquamarine||Protection, tranquillity, hope, health|
|April||Crystal or Diamond||Inner strength, purity, positivity|
|May||Emerald||Love, rebirth, health, patience|
|June||Pearl / Moonstone||Balance, prosperity, calming|
|July||Ruby||Passion, kindness, dignity|
|August||Peridot||Health, creativity, strength, love|
|September||Sapphire||Healing, protection, clarity, wisdom|
|October||Rose Quartz||Love, healing, spirituality, peace|
|November||Citrine||Abundance, clarity, joy, strength|
|December||Turquoise||Peace, luck, prosperity, rebirth|