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May

May Birthday Bling: Emerald

With spring fully bloomed by May, what better gemstone to represent this month than the emerald? Its color was deemed Pantone’s Color of the Year in 2013 due to its elegance and beauty that enhances a sense of well-being, balance, and harmony.

About Emerald

The emerald has been adored for centuries due to its soothing effects. One of the first known emerald mines were discovered in Egypt starting in 330 BC. Cleopatra used it in her royal jewelry as it was one of her favorite jewels. Rome’s Pliny the Elder wrote in his book, Natural History, which was published in the first century AD, that there is “no better method of restoring their eyes than by looking at the emerald, its soft green color comforting and removing their weariness and lassitude.”

Meaning Behind Emerald

Many cultures have been fascinated by the emerald and its effects. It was often worn by royalty and the elite. In ancient times, it was believed that emeralds held the power of the Greek goddess Venus, who was the goddess of love and beauty. It was said that it could protect lovers from unfaithfulness by changing color if the heart was led astray. Many also believed that this gem could improve memory and intelligence, which would in turn enable someone to think objectively about their past, present, and future. Presently, the emerald is known for its calming, balancing powers and promoting creativity and eloquence.

Emerald & Handmarks

With emerald being the gemstone for 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries, consider Handmarking with this gem for a special anniversary gift. Or if you’re looking to represent loyalty, creativity, and kindness, our May Birthday Bling would be a perfect addition to your Handmarks creation.

Here are our favorite phrases to Handmark with the stunning emerald gemstone:

  • Balance
  • Have Faith
  • Strength
  • Take Charge
  • Just Breathe
  • Always In My Heart