If you are born in May, your birthstone is the Emerald which is known to represent spring! A popular and beautiful green stone, emerald is also the traditional twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift.
- Emeralds are part of the Beryl family of stones
- Cleopatra was infamous for favoring Emeralds and the first known emerald mines were in Egypt
- Emeralds are expected to have some inclusions as they are a very rare stone. Synthetic versions are widely produced.
- Emeralds are associated with greenery. Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle and Seattle, Washington is known as the Emerald City.