May Birthstone

IMG_2423For those who were born in the month of May the Emerald is the traditional birthstone.It is also the traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary.By weight the emerald is the most valuable gemstone in the world.Emeralds vary in color from light to deep green.The stone can, however, lose its color when heated strongly.The healing properties of the May birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the eyes, fertility, the spine and headaches. The Emerald is also used to enhance mental capabilities.
History-Egyptian emeralds were introduced to the world about 4,000 years ago,Mummies were often buried with emeralds and the gems were popular in ancient Rome.Most emeralds have inclusions (imperfections). It is extremely rare to find a natural emerald without flaws. That is why a top-quality natural emerald will often be worth more than a top-quality diamond of the same weight. Colombia produces the largest and highest quality Emeralds

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