May's Birthstone | Emerald
What is the birthstone for May?
Dazzling with the rich green tones of spring, the emerald is May's birthstone.
Often coveted by royalty and representing renewal of life, the striking emerald was originally sourced from mines in Egypt and have been treasured for over 4,000 years.
What is the birthstone for Taurus?
Emerald is the Taurus birthstone, for those with the Zodiac sign of Taurus (20th April - 20th May). The second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus is ruled by the earth element and the planet Venus. Emerald works well for Taurus star signs, as they both symbolise passion, loyalty and love.
A fitting purchase for this vivid and blooming time of year, this dramatic gemstone is the perfect piece of jewellery for an opulent finishing touch. They make special gifts for May birthdays, and mark an incredible milestone; representing 55 years of marriage.
We love these 18ct White Gold Emerald Diamond Halo Stud Earrings and the matching 18ct White Gold Emerald Diamond Halo Pendant, with the regal green of the emerald enhanced by the glittering halo of diamonds.
Emeralds also make a beautifully unique engagement or eternity ring, complementing both white and yellow gold for a breathtaking finish. This vintage-inspired 18ct Yellow Gold Emerald Diamond Cluster Ring is a spectacular show-stopper, with dazzling round brilliant diamonds surrounding the vivid green emerald for a eye-catching sparkle.
Want to find out more about birthstones? Read our Guide To Birthstone Jewellery for the science, meaning and history behind each birthstone.