The flowers are in full bloom and the warmer temperatures are slowly starting to creep in. Know what else has crept upon us again? Another birthstone guide! The month of May is all about the eye-catching emerald. This beautiful gemstone holds an abundant amount of unique properties that may surprise you. Let’s hop into some emerald facts, shall we?
Like most gems, their meanings have some ancient roots! Emerald has originated from the Greek word “smaragdos,” which means “green stone”. The gemstone is a variety of beryl and its color can range from a light to the most sought after deep green hue.
The origin of the emerald stems back all the way to ancient Egyptian times. It is said that the oldest emeralds are about 2.9 billion years old…crazy right?! The stone was very popular in Egypt and people considered it to be a symbol of eternal life. To no surprise, Cleopatra herself favored the gem and donned it often.
During the art deco era, entertainers and socialites wore various pieces that included the emerald. Unique brooches, necklaces, earrings, and rings featured the gem along with some diamond accents. An excellent example of jewelry from the art deco era would be our emerald Malia ring.
In 1942, Queen Elizabeth was given the coveted Greville Kokoshnik emerald tiara. This beauty was made of rose-cut diamonds set in platinum with a large emerald in the front and six emeralds on each side. Fast forward to a few years ago, Princess Eugene rocked the family heirloom at her 2018 wedding.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Wearing a piece of emerald jewelry can help alleviate this unwanted feeling! Your mind will be able to open up and recognize what is troubling you at the moment. Once that happens, the negative energy will be released – leaving you cool, calm, and collected. Go and live your best life!
Some days your heart may be feeling a little heavy. Whether it’s the daily stressors of life or it’s been a rough day, feelings can build up. With an emerald, your heart will be healed! The gem will allow your heart to speak and let nothing but good vibes in! Your heart and soul will be able to shine bright, like a diamond of course. See what we did there? 😉
Known as “the stone of successful love”, the emerald will help you love others as well as yourself! You will open up your heart to those around you and you will be able to reciprocate the love they show you. As for yourself, the gem will make you realize that you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself and accept all of the amazing qualities that make you, you. You’re all special human beings, Rosettes!
One last great thing about the emerald is that it brings about good fortune! Every vision or dream that you’ve had will come to fruition and things will be in your favor. You’ll be a lucky individual with this gem in your possession!
What L&P Offers
Here at Love & Promise, we offer quite a few jewelry pieces that feature this gorgeous gem. Don’t see something you like? No worries, we’re here to help! Through our custom design process, we can whip up any vision you have in mind. Feel free to contact us or schedule a consultation, we want to make your emerald jewelry dreams come true!
Wasn’t learning about emeralds fun?! As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all things Love & Promise. See you next time, Rosettes!