The May birthstone, emerald, has a long history, favoured by royalty and loved by Cleopatra the emerald has enchanted people for over 6 thousand years. The word emerald comes from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as "smaragdus," and eventually over time, corrupted to "emerald."

May birthstone - emeralds

Records show that the stone was known and sold in markets in Babylon as early as 4000 BC. In Roman myth the emerald was the stone of the goddess Venus which gave the emerald its romantic meaning, when given the emerald is believed to bring passion and unconditional love and loyalty, and passion. When worn by royalty it was believed that the May birthstone, emerald, gave you better eyesight and could protect against evil and even cure disease.

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The Healing Power of Emerald

Emeralds represent love, abundance, personal growth, rebirth, and intuition. This is another precious gemstone that has strong healing properties, Connected to the heart chakra, it's a good choice for anyone who is struggling with cardiovascular issues. It's also a gemstone that can help improve your long and short-term memory. Wearing emeralds is particularly beneficial to your cardiovascular system, muscular system, lungs, and spine. Wearing a good-quality emerald can help improve your vision and provide you with some relief from rheumatism and diabetes. Read more about The Healing Power Of Gemstones here.