Amidst Spring, with summer inching closer and closer, the beautiful deep green hue of the May birthstone is perfect for this time of year! Emeralds come from the mineral beryl, which comes in a variety of colors. The green beryl was named emerald. Chromium and vanadium create the incredibly eye-catching green coloring of the stone.
Due to the metamorphic genesis that this gemstone goes through, many emeralds end up with inclusions or fractures, and to get the truly amazing color that you see, most emerald gems are put through treatments that enhance the color and clarity, so be sure to ask for a certificate for your purchase emeralds.
And while an emerald birthstone ring is a gorgeous piece of jewelry for anyone with a birthday in May, an emerald necklace, bracelet, or even an anklet would also make a great gift for anyone special in your life with a May birthday. Or, you could have a custom made pair of emerald earrings crafted, as well.