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Emerald – The Birthstone for May

Stone meaning

Fidelity, Goodness, Love

Further information

Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl, made of Beryllium Aluminum and Silicate, which is coloured green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Who would have known that aluminium is a key part in this beautiful gemstone!?

Emerald is named from Vulgar Latin: “Esmaralda/Esmaraldus” which originated in Greek: “smaragdos” meaning "green gem". The emerald was Cleopatra’s favourite gemstone and she claimed the Egyptians emerald mines for herself.