Emerald Birthstone Jewelry

Emerald Birthstone History

The emerald birthstone originated in Egypt and is one of the oldest gemstones in existence. Cleopatra loved emeralds and had an amazing love affair with them. Emeralds are believed to have amazing, mystical qualities that are bestowed on the wearer. Spring symbolizes new birth, fertility, fresh beginnings and a burst of spring color. The deep, rich green of the emerald makes it the perfect stone for the month of May and a perfect May birthday gift. It graces earrings, rings, and necklaces. It is a versatile stone that is loved by celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, but just as welcome and loved by everyone else.

Emerald Birthstone Origin

Emeralds are found in Brazil, Colombia, Zambia and Afghanistan. The emerald gemstone symbolizes new beginnings and loyalty. It is believed to bring its owner's foresight and good luck and empower the wearer with tranquility, serenity, peace and security. The emerald can range in shade from a light green to intense deep green. Some emeralds are treated in a lab using a heating process, to bring out the intense green coloration. The deeper the color, the more desirable and valuable the emerald.

How To Buy Emeralds

Emeralds are graded similarly to other precious stones by their color, clarity and carat weight. They make an excellent gift for women of all ages, a young girl, young woman, or grandmother, born in may will all be pleased with an emerald birthday gift. When shopping for an emerald be sure to check if the jeweler used lab created or natural emeralds as well as treated or untreated emeralds. Over 95% of natural emeralds are heat treated to bring out their green color and to reduce the appearance of inclusions. This treatment is permanent and enhances the value of the emerald. If you have a strong preference about any quality characteristics, do your research and be sure to purchase from a retailer that you fully trust. The best retailers will offer you peace of mind with a lifetime warranty, repair policy and a return policy. Consider the personality and the activities of the wearer when looking for an emerald birthday gift. Styles can range from simple to elaborate. Would she prefer minimal stud earrings or embellished halo earrings with diamond accents? Since you know the wearer best, think of her personality and wardrobe and see if what you are purchasing is a good fit.

Popular Emerald Jewelry Gifts

Emerald necklaces make for a great gift as they can be worn every day, or as a part of an outfit for evening wear. Dressing an emerald pendant up or down is fairly easy. Earrings are the most staple jewelry pieces in any woman’s wardrobe. They can be worn in the day is they are simple studs, hoops or drops. You can also wear more elaborate halos and drop earrings for occasions. If purchasing earrings as a gift, think about the usage. Do you want her to wear them daily or only for occasions. Purchase accordingly. Emerald birthstone rings can be a great addition to her hand as a right hand ring. If purchasing a ring to be worn every day, just ensure that it will not get in the way of her work and daily activities.

Top 10 Emerald Jewelry Birthday Gift Ideas

Three Stone Cluster Pendant

Three Stone Cluster Pendant

This pendant features three AAA emeralds in 14k white, yellow, rose gold or platinum setting, on an 18” rope chain. The three emeralds represent the past, the present and the future. A great gift idea for the young, or young at heart. It makes a simple statement of elegance and is suitable for all day wear.

Four Point Emerald Earrings

Four Point Emerald Earrings

Symbolize timeless elegance in a contemporary setting. Two square cut emeralds in a platinum, white or yellow gold, prong setting, with a screw backing. These are glamorous enough for the red carpet or evening wear. A great addition to any jewelry lover’s jewelry box.

Double Bail Round Emerald Pendant

Double Bail Round Emerald Pendant

Light up any room with the double bail round emerald pendant set in platinum, 14kt white, or yellow gold prong setting that can add a simple elegance day or night. This is a great gift idea for a young lady, or someone with simple taste.

Emerald Circle Pendant

Emerald Circle Pendant

Make them green with overwhelming envy with this simple, heartfelt, sparkling circle of emeralds, with the emerald circle pendant gift. Set in of your choice of white, yellow, rose gold or platinum. It can complement the right outfit, day or night, on a woman of any age.

Oval Emerald Twisting Solitaire Ring

Oval Emerald Twisting Solitaire Ring

Simple, understated elegance is a timeless gift that will keep adding sparkle and joy to the wearer for many years to come. Ideal for the woman who enjoys modern detailing mixed with timeless styling. A single oval shaped emerald in a four prong setting, encased in a simple, elegant twisted pattern in platinum, white, yellow or rose gold. It can dress up an outfit during the day or add sparkle at night.

Princess Emerald Halo Earrings

Princess Emerald Halo Earrings

These are suitable for the princess, or queen in your life. A single square cut emerald in an exquisite halo setting of diamonds, for the woman who enjoys fine detailing and the added sparkle of diamonds. A beautiful addition to an outfit for a night out.

Emerald Solitaire Drop Earrings

Emerald Solitaire Drop Earrings

Captivating, emerald solitaire earrings, will shimmer and dance in her ear. This contemporary design is suitable for the woman with an old-fashioned love of precious gemstones combined with modern styling. Versatile enough to be worn day or night.

Emerald Pear Halo Pendant

Emerald Pear Halo Pendant

This pear shaped pendant is surrounded by a bevy of diamonds is just as beautiful inside, or outside of the jewel box. This stunning piece will attract compliments and can stand alone, or be paired with matching earrings.

Emerald Heart Key Pendant

Emerald Heart Key Pendant

This emerald heart-shaped key pendant says the key to my heart is yours, now and forever. It will bring a smile every time you wear it. The simple but stunning design can be worn all day, every day, or add sparkle at night. It can be worn with confidence by women of all ages.

Emerald Circle Cluster Pendant

Emerald Circle Cluster Pendant

These 19 emeralds in a circle, are a welcome addition to any collection of fine jewelry. Ideal for the woman with a sense of style and flair. The light will catch this dazzling pendant from all angles and shine at night. Suitable for the confident woman, but it can also bolster the confidence of any woman wearing this nineteen emerald piece.

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