May Birthstone: Emerald
The word emerald comes from the ancient green word smaragdos meaning green gem. The emerald has be beloved for millennia! The perfect color for spring, emerald has been widely regarded as the definition of green. Legend has it that emerald has the power to make its wearer more intelligent and quick-witted. It was also once believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria.
This gem was also thought to have magical powers. By placing it under the tongue, one could see into the future. Some believed it also made the wearer an eloquent speaker as well as exposed lovers who made false promises.
No only is Emerald the gem of May, it is also given on the 20th and 25th wedding anniversary.