For those of you born in May, and have a birthday coming up – Happy Birthday! Your birthstone is Emerald.
Emeralds have long been associated with loyalty, faithfulness and friendship – a stone which represents kindness and altruism. You’ll know emeralds as a rich, green coloured stone, which is actually how they were given their name. The word ‘Emerald’ comes from an old French word ‘esmeralde’, meaning ‘green gemstone’.