New month, new week, and new day! Welcome May! With the new month comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and greener grass. Fitting, seeing how the birthstone for May, is Emerald.
Emerald and other green stones have always been associated with Venus, the Goddess of Love. Emerald is known to help people open their heart and experience unconditional love for all that surrounds them. The stone is also said to bring inner wisdom, truth, and tranquility. It can enhance the wearer’s well-being and allow them to connect better with nature and the world. Emeralds are said to bring its wearer good health and a peaceful spirit.
Some fun facts about Emerald:
-Emeralds are ALWAYS green. The deeper the color, the more valuable the stone!
-One of the largest emeralds discovered is the Mogul Emerald, weighing in at 217.8 carats.
-Nero, the Roman Emperor during the time of Cleopatra, claimed that gazing into emeralds soothed his eyes. Cleopatra often dressed from head to toe in the stone.