Discover Emerald - The May Birthstone
Best known for its vibrant green hues, emerald has long been treasured and prized throughout the world. This desirable gem is now one of the most sought after gemstones alongside diamond, sapphire and ruby. Its green colour and spiritual properties has brought the stone an honoured status amongst cultures around the globe.
In the world of spirituality, emerald strengthens your connection to the divine energies by opening your heart and mind. It represents unconditional compassion, love, and acceptance in every form.
Loved by royalty past and present, the ‘jewel of kings’ is regarded as a superior jewel. The late Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emeralds and regularly used them in her royal adornments. Whilst the modern day royals such as Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton can often be seen attending royal duties displaying this enchanting stone as part of their ensemble.
How to Style May's Birthstone
You too can add this precious jewel into your outfits by following these 4 simple style tips:
1. For everyday wear, choose simple designs and light neutral coloured blouses or jumpers. The contrast of the light against the deep green tones makes the May birthstone really stand out.
2. Dress up this stone for evening wear by pairing it with black or green. Choose pieces with open necklines to give your necklace and/or earrings maximum exposure and let this jewel do all of the talking.
3. Opt for smaller pieces such as stud earrings or items featuring round cut stones for a more casual look. And complete any evening ensemble with items featuring added sparkle and larger stones for that statement look.
For more styling advice, read our blog on how to style emerald this season.
Emerald Birthstone Jewellery
With its spring green colour and association with the lushest landscapes, this stone is the perfect gift for a May birthday. Shop some of the best selling birthstone jewellery by Ruby & Oscar for a gift worth remembering.