Sunday, May 19, 2013

READY: Emerald Is the Birthstone for May

By: Linda B

Sources of Emerald
The proper name for the emerald is beryl, but there are different colors of beryl. Emerald green is the color as well as the stone. Most emeralds have inclusions (bubbles) in them. If the stone has too much blue in it, it is then an aquamarine. Pink beryl is morganite, yellow beryl is golden beryl, yellow-green beryl is heliodor. There is also a rare red beryl. The best beryl comes from Colombia and Brazil. Emerald can also be found in India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. An emerald of the right shade of green can be more valuable than a diamond.

Emerald Gemstone meaning

The emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus.  The emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. For some people, the emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. It is said that the emerald brings the wearer reason and wisdom. The strongest time for the powers of the emerald is said to be spring.

In several cultures, the emerald was the symbol for fertilizing rain. In the Christian faith it is the symbol of faith and hope.

Healing properties of Emerald
Emerald is used by healers to help heal the heart. The power of the Emerald is highest at the full moon.

Some cultures thought the emerald would heal any disease of the eye. The emerald would be placed in a container of water overnight and the water would be poured on the eyes the next day.

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Emerald is a stone of great harmony, wisdom and love. Giving your lover an Emerald will bring the lover closer if the giver's motives are pure love. The Emerald can be a bridge between 2 people. The Emerald vibrates with love.

The sun sign Taurus is from April 21 - May 20 - Taurus takes its name from the Greek Tauros, meaning "the Bull."

No one is more persistence and steadfast than Taurus. Taurus usually excels at his work, because he understands the importance of method and order. Taurus has a wonderful sense of humor and often uses his humor to be the center of attention. Taurus is not aggressive, but can be stubborn and self-indulgence.

Taurus is loyal and faithful friend. As a lover, Taurus is sensual and amorous. Taurus is very fond of music.
Taurus says, "I have"

Celebrities born under the sign Taurus 
Catherine the Great
Ann Margret
Burt Bacharach
Candice Bergen
Carol Burnett
Albert Finney
Sigmund Freud
Queen Elizabeth II
Audrey Hepburn
Shirley MacLaine
Jack Nicholson
Al Pacino
Michelle Pfeiffer
Barbra Streisand
Orson Welles

Posted by Linda B, Jewelry Designer


  1. Enjoyed your article, Linda ... as always!

  2. Very interesting. Thx for sharing and love the products you featured.

  3. Very interesting article, Linda! Thank you!

  4. OH I loved this, seeing as May is my birth month, and I am a Taurus. I really enjoyed reading about the different meanings of an emerald!

  5. I love Emeralds!!! so classy!!

  6. Very much enjoyed reading this post and learning more about emeralds! Nicely done, thank you!

  7. Great information! Emeralds are one of my favorite stones!

  8. Great post! Thanks for including my item!

  9. I am Taurus! When I become a celebrity, I will be on the list with Al and Barbara, yey!

  10. Very interesting.
    I absolutely love emerald color.

  11. Linda, thank you for doing these series of birthstone articles, I always enjoy reading your posts!

  12. Wow... thank you for all the great info on beryl.

  13. I love these birthstone posts! Well done!

  14. Emerald is my birthstone! So i loved this article :D

  15. I really enjoyed your article, Linda. I am a Taurus and thank you for the information on Taurus. Thank you.

  16. Great job, Linda. Plenty I did not know here, so, thank you.

  17. Enjoyed reading this. My son and grandson are both May babies. Not much in the way of emerald for guys in the way of birthstones, but still interesting to read all the information anyway.

  18. Very thorough review of all emerald properties! I love this gemstone!

  19. Very enjoyable. Emeralds are one of my favorite stones. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love Emeralds!!! Gorgeous selections picked to represent it. Thanks Linda for this post. My son was born in May!

  21. Emeralds are so pretty! They are one of my favorite stones!

    Thank you, as always, for your amazing articles on birthstones!

  22. Great post! Lots of great information!

  23. and Emerald is the 2013 Pantone color of the year!