Birthstone and Folklore For May birthstone Emerald
Sometimes you want to throw refinement and polish out the window and go all natural. Radiant deep green emeralds have been one of the three most precious gemstones ever since they were found in Cleopatra's mines and adorned the Egyptian pharaohs 3,000 years ago.
But in today's more casual fashions, designers have embraced the natural uncut look. Throughout the world, emeralds have been at the center point of great wars, great romances, and great fortunes. From the Incas in South America to the crown jewels in Europe, emeralds have captured the attention of lovers of beauty, color and radiance.