MAY BIRTHSTONE - EMERALD


The Gemstone Emerald is the green variety of the mineral Beryl. Emerald is both the May birthstone and the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.

The wonderful green color of emerald is unparalleled in the gem kingdom. Emerald's precious green color is caused by small amounts of chromium and enhanced by traces of iron. Unlike other beryls, emeralds usually contain inclusions and other flaws. These flaws are not looked on as negative aspects for emerald like they would be for other gemstones. Indeed, these flaws are considered part of the character of the stone and are used to assure the purchaser of a natural stone.

Even artificial emeralds often contain flaws, however, as the process of growing artificial emeralds mimics the way nature does it (slow crystal growth from a molten mix).

Nearly all emeralds, even many "natural" stones, have been treated to improve clarity, generally by immersing them in oil. For gemstones, a green colored oil is sometimes used, "improving" the color as well. Unfortunately, this oil may evaporate over the years, making flaws appear where none were visible at the time of purchase.  A high-grade mineral oil may be used to improve the appearance again.

For natural emerald specimens, see our Emerald Specimens pages.
Emerald Jewelry - Hover over an item for more information
Oval Natural Emerald Ring Solitaire in 14k White Gold
Experience the straightforward design with extraordinary color with this emerald ring. Vivid green hues sing out from an oval emerald set in the center of the ring. A carefully designed split shank further completes the look of this enduring silver,...Only $619.00 at Angara.com
no photoOval Natural Emerald Ring Solitaire in 14k White Gold
$619.00
Angara.com
Bezel Set Emerald Ring with Diamond Accents
A vintage with love, this one-of-a-kind Aztec Ring from Angara s Vintage Collection get the inspiration from the Vintage flower petals. The design highlights a lush green round emerald set in a bezel frame and flanked by one accent diamond on each...Only $699.00 at Angara.com
no photoBezel Set Emerald Ring with Diamond Accents
$699.00
Angara.com
0.28 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
A glittering and symbolic wedding band to mark the most important day of your life! This vibrant seven-stone ring has alternatively set fine emeralds and brilliant round diamonds. Choose the size and quality of the gemstones and customize this icon of...Only $579.00 at Angara.com
no photo0.28 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
$579.00
Angara.com
0.28 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
A glittering and symbolic wedding band to mark the most important day of your life! This vibrant seven-stone ring has alternatively set fine emeralds and brilliant round diamonds. Choose the size and quality of the gemstones and customize this icon of...Only $639.00 at Angara.com
no photo0.28 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
$639.00
Angara.com
Diamond and Emerald Dangling Pendant
Diamond and Emerald Dangling PendantOnly $159.00 at Angara.com
no photoDiamond and Emerald Dangling Pendant
$159.00
Angara.com
.70ct t.w. Emerald Floral Earrings, Diamond Accents in Gold
Dreamy emeralds in a feminine floral pattern are a refreshing burst of happiness on the ear. Gleaming, green emeralds with a .70 ct. t.w. mingle with sparkling, diamond accents. Post/clutch, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Emerald birthstones are the...Only $227.50 at Ross-Simons
no photo.70ct t.w. Emerald Floral Earrings, Diamond Accents in Gold
$227.50
Ross-Simons
Round Emerald and Diamond Ring
This adorable ring is dotted with a solitaire round emerald and decorated with accent diamond. Worn alone or pair with multiples, this is sure to create a lasting impression.Only $529.00 at Angara.com
no photoRound Emerald and Diamond Ring
$529.00
Angara.com
.60ct t.w. Multi-Stone, Cultured Pearl Panther Bracelet in Silver
Our classic and fabulous 8mm cultured freshwater pearl bracelet has a wild side, too, with a majestic panther clasp bedecked with .40 ct. t.w. sapphires and .20 ct. t.w. emeralds! Foldover clasp, sterling silver bracelet. Pearl birthstones are the...Only $120.00 at Ross-Simons
no photo.60ct t.w. Multi-Stone, Cultured Pearl Panther Bracelet in Silver
$120.00
Ross-Simons
0.16 ctw Silver Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
A glittering and symbolic wedding band to mark the most important day of your life! This vibrant seven-stone ring has alternatively set fine emeralds and brilliant round diamonds. Choose the size and quality of the gemstones and customize this icon of...Only $239.00 at Angara.com
no photo0.16 ctw Silver Round Emerald Seven Stone Fashion Stackables Wedding Band
$239.00
Angara.com
1.05 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (3.5 mm)
Honor your relationship as you slip this fine eternity wedding band on her finger. Carefully matched round stones are delicately perched on a precious metal band, making this a desirable choice to exchange your wedding vows. This could also be a...Only $649.00 at Angara.com
no photo1.05 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (3.5 mm)
$649.00
Angara.com
0.56 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Half Eternity Wedding Band Width (2 mm)
Treasure love forever with this elegant and expressive wedding band. A sparkling row of dazzling round stones is beautifully prong set in a sleek band of lustrous metal. Choose it to complete that engagement ring or to renew the wedding vows.Only $499.00 at Angara.com
no photo0.56 ctw 14K Yellow Gold Round Emerald Half Eternity Wedding Band Width (2 mm)
$499.00
Angara.com
2 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (4.9 mm)
Honor your relationship as you slip this fine eternity wedding band on her finger. Carefully matched round stones are delicately perched on a precious metal band, making this a desirable choice to exchange your wedding vows. This could also be a...Only $719.00 at Angara.com
no photo2 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (4.9 mm)
$719.00
Angara.com
Sterling Silver Necklace with Emerald - Love Letters 'K' Pendant With Gem
You choose the lowercase letter below and the meaning behind it. Artisans handcraft the precious metal of your choice in a single flowing line, and accent the design with your favorite gem. The chain threads directly through the letter.Only $190.00 at Gemvara
no photoSterling Silver Necklace with Emerald - Love Letters 'K' Pendant With Gem
$190.00
Gemvara
14K White Gold Bracelet with Emerald - Gemstones By The Yard Heart Bracelet
A layerable essential, handcrafted in your choice of gems and metals, featuring a heart in pave-set gemstones. Adjustable 7-7.5 chain."Only $730.00 at Gemvara
no photo14K White Gold Bracelet with Emerald - Gemstones By The Yard Heart Bracelet
$730.00
Gemvara
0.54 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (3 mm)
Honor your relationship as you slip this fine eternity wedding band on her finger. Carefully matched round stones are delicately perched on a precious metal band, making this a desirable choice to exchange your wedding vows. This could also be a...Only $629.00 at Angara.com
no photo0.54 ctw 14K White Gold Round Emerald Eternity Wedding Band Width (3 mm)
$629.00
Angara.com
 


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