May Birthstone Zodiac Sign
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve calendar months. The May birthstone of the Emerald is considered to be the birthstone for Taurus (The sign of the Bull) and relate to those born between April 21 - May 20. The Zodiac sign of Taurus also responds to Sapphire, Garnet Agate, and Diamond.
May Birthstone - Where are Emeralds found?
The popular May Birthstone of the Emerald is found in the following countries:
- Colombia, Brazil, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
May Birthstone - the Color of the Emerald
The traditional color associated with the Emerald is the deep green color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in Victorian jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color green! The symbolic meaning of the color green was renewal of life and nature.
Definition of the Emerald, the May Birthstone
Definition of Emerald, the May birth stone: The word Emerald is derived from the Greek word "Smaragdos" which means "green stone" which reflect the color of the emerald. A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem. By weight the emerald is the most valuable gemstone in the world. The Emerald is a member of the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family. The crystal structure of the emerald, the February birthstone, is hexagonal. Elements of chromium in the crystal produce the color, whilst inclusions in the stone create what is called the jardin, or garden, of the emerald.