Birthstones: Emeralds for May

Birthstones: Emeralds for May

In the tapestry of birthstones, May is adorned with the resplendent Emerald, a gemstone that encapsulates nature's verdant splendor and timeless allure. As the gemstone of spring and renewal, the Emerald captivates with its lush, rich green hue and storied history, making it a cherished choice for jewelry aficionados and May-born individuals alike.

Emeralds have been coveted for millennia, with origins tracing back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, who revered them as symbols of fertility, rebirth, and eternal youth. They were a favorite of the pharaoh Cleopatra! The allure of Emeralds continued through the ages, enchanting monarchs, nobles, and connoisseurs alike 

One of the most fascinating aspects of Emeralds is their association with the renowned Emerald Cut. Derived from the gemstone itself, the Emerald Cut showcases a rectangular or square shape with truncated corners, emphasizing the gem's clarity and color. This cut, initially developed to enhance the beauty of Emeralds, has transcended its origins to become a timeless favorite for diamonds and other gemstones.

Durability & Care
Originating from the beryl mineral family, the Emerald boasts a distinguished Mohs hardness of 7.5 to 8, but care should be taken when doing the dishes or rough activities as they are not immune to damage. Emeralds should be gently cleaned using a mild soap and water. Never clean your emerald with steam or ultrasonic cleaners. You can also bring the emerald in to N.T. Ferro for cleanings!
We recommend you store your emeralds separated from harder gems in soft cloth pouches or lined jewelry boxes. This will prevent scratches or cuts. 
Colombia stands as the quintessential source of the world's finest Emeralds, renowned for their exceptional quality and vivid green coloration. However, Emerald deposits can also be found in countries such as Brazil, Zambia, and Afghanistan, each offering unique variations in color and character.

As we embrace the arrival of May, let us celebrate the Emerald's timeless elegance and the enchanting stories it carries within its radiant depths. To commemorate this special month, we are delighted to offer a 15% discount on all Emerald jewelry. Explore our exquisite Emerald Collection and discover the perfect piece to adorn yourself or to gift to a loved one.