May Jewelry (Emerald)Jewelry / Birthstones Jewelry / May (Emerald)
In modern times, May jewelry usually has the emerald as the gemstone of choice. Emeralds are a form of beryl that contains chromium deposits which cause the brilliant green color. Emeralds came to light in the mines of Egypt, Austria, and Pakistan throughout antiquity. They have been in use as adornments ever since. While there are other shades of green, the only shades of beryl considered emeralds are those with a medium to dark green color. Transparency is also a hallmark of the finest emeralds. For those born in the month of May, wearing the emerald is natural. It makes a perfect centerpiece for any May jewelry. Whether set in a ring, a charm, or a pendant, the emerald looks good in yellow gold, white gold, or sterling silver. If you were born in May, adding an emerald piece to your collection is a special treat. It is also a perfect gift to a new mother with a May baby.