Emerald Mays Birthstone, is also the Gemstone celebrated for the 20th and 35th Wedding Anniversary.
The name comes from the old French word ‘esmeralde’ which was derived from the Greek word ‘smaragdos’ meaning green stone.
The Incas and Aztecs of South America where the best Emeralds are still found, regarded the Emerald as a holy gemstone. However, the oldest known finds were made near the Red Sea in Egypt. These gemstone mines were exploited by the Egyptians Pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. and later referred to as “Cleopatra’s Mines” had already been exhausted by the time they were rediscovered in the early 19th century.
Meaning of Emerald
It is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love.
Emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy.
They say this Gemstone acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind.
The strongest time for the powers of this green Gemstone is said to be spring perfect, as May is in Spring.
In several cultures this Gemstone was the symbol for fertilizing rain. In the Christian faith it is the symbol of faith and hope.
For more information on the Healing properties of Emerald please continue here.
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