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May Birthstone: The Emerald

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The Emerald is the birthstone for those born in the month of May. Its shimmering hues of green symbolize renewal of life and revitalization, related to the verdant tint of the Spring season that reaches its peak in the month of May. Emerald is also considered to represent loyalty, friendship and faithfulness. Since ancient times, it has been believed to bestow the wearer with prosperity, foresight and good health and increases ones’ intuitive capabilities. This regal May birthstone also signifies patience and wisdom. For those born in the month of May, wearing emeralds helps to enhance and balance their energies and this gemstone grants its wearer happiness. The Emerald gets its name from the French ‘Esmeraude’ and the Middle English word of ‘Emeraude’. Both these words have their origin in ‘Smargadus’ a Latin word derived from the Greek ‘Smargados’ which means ‘green gem’. The color of this gemstone ranges from a light green hues to gorgeous deep green ones. It is believed that Chromiu…