May Birthstone: Emerald 
The May birthstone is a classic and eternal gemstone. No other green gemstone rivals emerald’s luxuriant green hue. See our favorite emerald birthstone jewelry for May birthday gifts.

Emerald is one of the most treasured gemstones of all time; the first-known emerald source was Egypt around 3500BC. Emeralds get their name from the Greek word “smaragdos,” which means "green stone." Its vivid color saturation gives prized emeralds the deep green hue that symbolizes renewal and spring, making it the perfect birthstone for the month of May. Learn more about emerald’s special characteristics.

Surprise your special someone on her birthday with an emerald birthstone jewelry gift that will make her feel your eternal love. When shopping for birthstone jewelry gifts, always shop with professional jewelers -- look for jewelry stores that are Jewelers of America Members -- who can show you a range of options and explain any special properties of the birthstone jewelry.

Browse jewelry and jewelry gift ideas by other Jewelers of America designer members in our Jewelry Gallery.

All birthstone jewelry pictured is by jewelry designers who are members of Jewelers of America and uphold the highest social, environmental and ethical business practices.

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