Emerald - The birthstone of May

It’s time to say hello to May’s birthstone; the rare and shining Emerald. Believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune and youth, the Emerald comes in many shades a green, from vivid deep hues to lighter shades.

The Roman Goddess of Love, Venus, was associated with the emerald. Ancient Romans believed that the Emerald embodied qualities of Venus; fertility, beauty and goodness. Ancient Greeks also wore the Emerald in honour of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of fertility, love and beauty.

For those born in the month of May, Emerald is the perfect stone to bring in the summer months. The vivid green colour of spring symbolises love and rebirth – a perfect complement to your summer wardrobe.

Team the fresh emerald tones with dazzling diamonds and white gold for a unique and modern look. This 9ct white gold emerald and diamond set is the perfect present for those May birthdays.

9ct white gold Emerald and Diamond earrings & pendant set

Contrast with yellow golds for classic style, deep vivid tones and timeless designs. These 9ct yellow gold emerald and diamond hoop earrings are a classic look to update any outfit, from day to night.

9ct yellow gold emerald and diamond hoop earrings

For a birthday gift they can treasure, why not gift this Links of London Emerald Charm Crafted from Sterling Silver, this beautiful charm will be a welcome addition to their bracelet.

Links of London May Sterling Silver & Emerald Charm

Finally, for a truly unforgettable birthday, why not propose with an Emerald ring? The green hues perfectly compliment shimmering diamonds, and are a unique way to express your love. We love this 18ct White Gold Oval Emerald Ring, with diamonds totalling 1/2ct.

18ct white gold oval emerald & half carat diamond ring

If you have a friend or loved one whose birthday falls in May, or perhaps you’d like to channel Emeralds’s mystical properties yourself, visit Ernest Jones online or in store to discover more ...