Our May Birthstone is a sparkling Swarovski Emerald, and if your birthday is this month, Happy Birthday!
Birthstone Jewelry is a popular and thoughtful gift, not just for someone celebrating their birthday in May, but for anyone on your gift list. The bright and beautiful colors add sparkle to many outfits, and the sparkling Swarovski Emeralds in the May collection may add just the perfect touch to a favorite outfit. The Emerald Crystals will add a special touch and will bring you many compliments on any occasion.
The idea of twelve gemstones for the twelve months dates to Biblical times. In the Old Testament Book of Exodus, the Breastplate of Aaron, a high priest, included twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament Book of Revelations, twelve gemstones are listed in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.
In 1870 the world-famous Tiffany's published a poem linking the months of the year with a birthstone. While the poem was likely a marketing promotion for the famous New York Jeweler, it has survived and is quoted today. The verse for May is:
Who first beholds the light of day
In Springs’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
And in 1912, the American Jewelry Association published a list of the monthly birthstones, which remain valid today and list the Emerald for May.
Here are the newest pieces in our May Birthstone Jewelry Collection:
Emerald Three Bead Earrings Emerald & Flower Earrings
Silver May Birthstone Pendant Silver May Birthstone Earrings