‘Gem of the eternal spring’. The name emerald is derived from a Persian word, which later appeared as smaragdos in Greek. Emerald is the birthstone for May and the anniversary gem stone for 20th and 35th year of marriage.

The magnificent green of the emerald conveys harmony and love of nature. Really good quality is rare and inclusions are accepted. These typical crystal inclusions, cracks or fissures are called ‘jardin’ (garden) due to their resemblance to foliage. These inclusions are like fingerprints and can reveal where the emerald has come from. The extreme rarity of transparent  emeralds can make them more valuable than diamonds. Click here to read full article, Emerald – May birthstone