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Emeralds Energize as May's Birthstone

Since the deep hue of the emerald is energizing, it will bring out your natural radiance. So pick out a piece of emerald jewelry before you turn green with envy.

What's in a name?

The name emerald originated from the Greek word "smaragdo" and was then translated to "esmeralde" in Old French. It simply means "green gemstone."

Fun Facts:

Flawless emeralds with lighter hues are actually considered less valuable than deeply-colored stones with fine inclusions. Gem cutters developed the emerald cut to bring out the true beauty of emeralds. You can find emerald jewelry in other cuts as well.

Where Do Emeralds Come From?

Colombia is the top producer of emeralds. But the brilliant gem can be found throughout the world in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Now that you may know a little more about this precious gem!