May Birthstone: The Benefits of EMERALDS

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Emeralds: these sparkling green gems have been highly prized for thousands of years. They’re a part of the “big four” of precious stones, along with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. While other gemstones come in multiple shades, emeralds are always green. This signature green color is why emeralds ended up becoming the May birthstone. The deep, rich green color of the emerald has always been closely associated with Spring, making it a perfect match for May’s new blooms. Because it’s the month of the emerald, we decided to take a closer look at the many benefits of this month’s birthstone!

What makes emeralds so special?

They’re Durable

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Let’s start with a practical reason why emeralds are so beneficial: they’re incredibly durable. Emeralds are extremely hard. This means that they’re not easily scratched and can stand the test of time, making them great for everyday wear. But it is important to clean them gently (using no harsh chemicals) as emeralds are often treated to reduce the appearance of their natural inclusions.

They’re Associated With Royalty

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Emeralds have been worn by royals throughout the ages and were, in particular, a favorite of Cleopatra. Prized for their deep green color, they’ve been featured in many crown jewels, like King Henry II’s famous emerald ring and Queen Elizabeth’s emerald diadem. This association with royalty has created an added air of luxury around emeralds.

They Represent Growth

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Because of their deep green color, emeralds have long been associated with growth. The stone is said to help promote inner growth in the wearer, helping them improve spiritually. Because of their association with positive growth, emeralds are also said to be the best stone to promote fertility.

They Activate The Heart Chakra

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Among those who practice spiritual healing, emeralds are said to open the heart chakra. Doing this causes more unity, compassion, and unconditional love to be brought into your life. Their close association with the heart chakra means that emeralds are the best stone for improving relationships and creating contentment in your life.

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So, there you have it: some of the many benefits of emeralds. Whether you want to bring more growth into your life, gift a May baby their birthstone, or simply add more beauty to your life, DiamondStuds.com has the perfect emerald earrings for you. You can choose from different precious metals and setting styles to create your perfect pair. And, because Diamond Studs is currently celebrating the May birthstone, you can get a pair of emerald stud earrings worth $250 FREE with any Diamond Stud Earrings order of $999 or more. Just enter promo code EMERALD to take advantage of this limited time offer!