Emerald is the bluish green to green variety of Beryl, a mineral species that also includes Aquamarine. The most valued variety of Beryl, Emerald was once cherished by Spanish conquistadors, Inca Kings, Mogulas and Pharaohs. Today, these fine gems come from Africa, South America, and Central Asia. Emerald has been the standard for green coloured stones for millennia.
As the gem of Spring, Emerald is the perfect choice as the birthstone for the month of May. It’s also the gem of the 12th and 35th wedding anniversaries.