Happy Birthday May babies! Your birthstone has the rich green colour of Spring radiating in vivid tones. Considered one of the rarest gemstones, emeralds are known as one of the “big three” which include rubies and sapphires. They generate more economic activity than all other coloured gemstones combined.
Historically emeralds have been the most sought after and expensive stones due to their beauty and rarity. Compared to diamonds, carat for carat, emeralds cannot be surpassed. Before other cultures appreciated diamonds and other gemstones, the Egyptians mined and fashioned gems at the world’s oldest source for emeralds, known as Cleopatra’s mines.
Emeralds have long been a symbol of wealth and power worn by royalty. Ancient cultures believed that emeralds symbolized love, rebirth, kindness and goodness. They were thought to quicken intelligence as well as increase fertility and sexual desire in females. Emeralds were said to cure snakebites, protect against illness and were a symbol of immortality.
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