May’s birthstone is the magnificent green Emerald. The Emerald’s symbolism represents itself through wit, eloquence and foresight, and also symbolizes royalty. Many royals of the past such as Cleopatra and others adorned this gemstone around their palaces, themselves, and even gave emeralds as gifts to foreign dignitaries; which was intended to display as a status of wealth and power.
Emeralds were used by ancient physicians to help fight poison, infection, dysentery, and were thought to help against the possession by demons. Many people also believed that Emeralds could confer riches, power, eloquence, and sharpen your wits. Thought to be a “revealer of truths”, Emeralds were thought to figuratively cut through all illusions and spells, including the truth or falsity of a lover’s oath.
The Emerald as May’s birthstone has been worn by many, and still to this day is known as “The Jewel of Kings”. The Emerald holds significant meaning and is thought to provide the wearer with better intuition, peace, and clear-headedness.
We can include an Emerald stone in any piece of PaulaMax jewelry. Be sure to browse through our collection and get what you need for someone who has a May birthday, anniversary, an honorable moment, or for someone who wants to wear The Jewel of Kings all year long.