May Birthstone Jewellery - Emerald
Appropriately for spring, gorgeous green emeralds signify rebirth and new beginnings. Up here in Orkney, we think they look like our beautiful green fields.
Just like aquamarine, emerald is a form of beryl and ranges in colour from light to dark green. The latter are the most prized stones, with the very rarest emeralds a deep and intense blue-green shade.
Cleopatra loved emeralds, as did actress Elizabeth Taylor who played the Egyptian queen in a film.
We don’t do a version of Ms Taylor’s famous multi-million-dollar emerald necklace, but our May birthstone collection is going to make you feel a little bit Hollywood (or Egyptian queen-like) regardless.