If you were born in May, or you’re buying a gift for someone who was, you probably want to know what May’s birthstone is. Characterised by the lush greenery of spring, May finds its perfect representation in the emerald.

Emerald Jewellery May


Known for its mesmerising green colour, it’s one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. Read on to learn more about the symbolism, of emeralds, that makes them the perfect choice as the birthstone for May.

Emerald History

The history of emeralds is as captivating as the gem itself. These radiant green gemstones were first discovered in ancient Egypt, where they were associated with fertility and rebirth. Throughout history, emeralds have been cherished by royalty, from Cleopatra's famous emerald collection to emerald-adorned crown jewels.

Emerald Symbolism

Emeralds are steeped in symbolism. They are believed to represent rebirth and the promise of new beginnings, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and promise rings. Emeralds are also associated with harmony, wisdom, and unconditional love, making them a heartfelt gift for loved ones.

Emerald Jewellery at Abbott Lyon

We take pride in our craftsmanship and timeless designs, including our birthstone jewellery collection.

Emeralds, with their captivating green tones, are the perfect representation of May. Whether you're celebrating a birthday or simply looking to embrace the elegance of these gemstones, our emerald birthstone jewellery collection offers a diverse range of choices.

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