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What is the Birthstone for May?

The emerald is May's birthstone. Emeralds are considered precious, along with other gemstones like diamonds, rubies and sapphires. This gemstone comes in varying shades of green, from medium to deep green. The finest emeralds are a translucent bold green shade.

Significance of the May birthstone

  • Represents the Roman goddess Venus, as well as rebirth and youth
  • Symbolize true love
  • Said to give the wearer the power to tell the future and make them more honest and intelligent