I don’t know what it is about Emeralds, but they always remind me of Elizabeth Taylor. I think she had a huge sapphire though, didn’t she? Something about Emeralds. Maybe it’s because they look extra lovely with dark haired ladies, I think. Here’s the 1870’s poem about Emeralds as a birthstone:
Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
I guess it was a big deal to be a happy wife back then. Not to be your own person with goals and achievements, but hey, your husband thinks you’re ok, so that’s something. Lucky women born in May!
I feel like Emeralds don’t get as much hype as they should. People aren’t as fond of them for some reason. Well, I think they’re great. They’re bold, bright, and intriguing. They also seem kind of serious and reserved. Maybe because the emerald cut is very blocky and creates rectangular facets. Rectangles are a pretty serious shape, I think.
I would be proud to have Emerald as my birthstone.
With out further adieu, here’s the birthstone print for May. Emeralds bring luck and love! If you’re interested in purchasing a digital download of the Emerald print see the Prints for Purchase page on this website.