The May Birthstone: Enlightening Emerald Crystal

Posted on May 23rd, 2022 12:49 PM


In the words of Rumi, “Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons on this treacherous path”.


With the arrival of the May month, we are on the way to a million opportunities. This season is a celebration of change. Emerald, the divine emblem of tenderness and revival, is the enigmatic birthstone of May month and a highly noted member of Navratan Gems. Arising in an array of lush green shades, emeralds represent the constancy of pure love, warmth, and devotion. To truly understand and appreciate the eternal wonder of an emerald gemstone, continue reading this piece article and explore the fascinating arena of emeralds with us..!



Why Emeralds Are Endeared?



  • The key reason why emerald is so admired is its preciousness. It is among the four most rare gemstones that also comprise diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. 

  • An emerald carries inevitable aesthetic and metaphysical qualities that become the chief cause why is it so cherished by several cultures of the world. 

  • High ROI is another reason that makes people put their money into this precious stone. While comparing carat for carat, a fine-quality untreated emerald can be two to three times more expensive than a diamond.

  • Wearing or carrying Natural Emeralds is said to promote purity of love, making it a highly cherished stone for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries. 

  • Emeralds are adored worldwide for a number of causes. Besides adding an aesthetic appeal to your persona, Emeralds, from the renowned gemstone trio with sapphires and rubies next to them. 

  • Being ranked 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, emeralds are extremely durable gems for everyday wear. An emerald stone jewelry demands minimal upkeep in comparison to several other gems and jewels.





How Is An Emerald Formed?


Emerald, also popularly known as Panna Stone, is formed out of the Beryl mineral group, which does not have a color of its own in its purest form. Emerald gets its glorious green hue due to the impurities of Chromium, or Vanadium, or both. When the rock of this mineral gets enough space under the earth's crust, and avail the right pressure and temperature, emeralds are put in place with the aid of elements like beryllium, oxygen, silicon, and aluminum.




Where Is Emerald Found.?


Typically emeralds are mined in several nations such as Afghanistan, Brazil, Zambia, and Columbia. However, the best quality emeralds are sourced out of the Panjshir region of Afghanistan and the Swat valley of Pakistan. Want to learn more about the Origins of Emerald Gemstone..?



Rich History of Emeralds


  • Emerald derived its name out of the Greek word ‘Smaragdus’ which broadly denotes the color ‘Green’. This magnificent crystal holds an enchanted royalty from Egyptian to Inca civilizations. 


  • Cleopatra, the very famous Egyptian queen, is said to have a profound passion for this May Birthstone. She was believed to carry the largest collection of emerald jewelry in her regal embellishments. 

  • In the ancient era, original emeralds were also thought to retain supernatural mystical powers. Together with bestowing mental and physical healing, it was also believed to be used to see the future. 

  • The idol of Goddess Meenakshi, in India's most celebrated temple, Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai, is traditionally regarded to be made of emerald.



  • The esteemed crown of the Andes, molded-in colonial South America, is a fine example of how perfectly the Spanish culture has revered emeralds. 

  • Apart from being the traditional birthstone for the month of May as per western astrology, Panna is considered an auspicious stone for the zodiac sign of Cancer according to Vedic science. 


Note:- Planning to purchase this emblem of the enchantress, here we have listed down the things to keep in mind while buying an emerald gemstone



Where Can I Find The Authentic Emeralds..?


With the rapidly growing technologies, now you can buy gemstones online, or you can also choose to visit your local market. When it comes to certified colored stones, give a try Navratan, the online gem Bazar. Navratan owns the widest inventory of natural emerald gemstones. Holding the legacy of trust and credibility, we are known for delivering only the best-in-class that makes our customers assured that they will be getting exactly what they are exhibited. Our quality of work and service makes us stand out from the crowd in the market. 



             If you are also looking for natural untreated emeralds online, you are heading to the right place. In order to maintain customer satisfaction, we provide a certificate of authenticity from the world’s most noted gem testing labs, for instance, GRS, GIA, Gubelin, IGI, and SSEF. Besides an insured shipping facility around the globe, Navratan also facilitates you with an easy return option to sweeten the deal a bit more. Check out the latest collection of Certified Emeralds Online at the best price. Wanna know about the February Birthstone, click here.

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