The gorgeous green gem emerald is the birthstone for those born in May.
The rich green colour of an emerald is so distinct that the term ‘emerald green‘ is commonly used for describing that specific tone of green.
Emerald was believed in history to have therapeutic properties and that the soft green colour was soothing to the eye, since then science has proved that the colour green relieves eye strain and stress. Magical powers have even been linked to this stone, apparently if it is placed under the tongue, then one may be able to see into the future.
Another interesting belief held about this gem is that it is thought to expose lovers who made false promises.
Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl. It was originally mined in Egypt, but is now known to be mined within Columbia and Zambia. Legends state that this gem has the power to make the wearer more intelligent and quick-witted. Cleopatra became enchanted with this rich, vibrant green gemstone. Every emerald has some kind of flaw or crack within, making each one completely unique.
THE PERFECT EMERALD GREEN ACCESSORIES:
Deep in the jungle the tiny tree frog leaps from tree to tree, using its vice like grip to stick to leaf-bottoms whilst looking for small insects to devour. Our stunning, 18ct yellow gold tree frog cufflinks have piercing emerald green eyes and delicate toe pads to sit comfortably on your cuff.
These sterling silver emerald green crystal cufflinks have been designed to impress. With a deep emerald green crystal centre, this unique kite shape is perfected with a stunning border of semi-precious white spinel stones. Elegant and refined and a perfect accessory for those born in May.
Capturing the swirling hazy skies of a winters evening, opulent autumn colours and the deep natural tones of the frosty earth, the Winter Haze collection is inspired by the palette of a crisp British winter. These deep emerald green enamel cufflinks are perfect for May babies. The organic and natural lines of the vitreous enamel show off the density, texture and brightness – as the light changes you will see different tones shimmer and shine, just like an emerald would.
Emerald is also the gem given for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.