Emerald is the traditional birthstone for the month of May. Emeralds are one of the traditional “big four” stones along with Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires.

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Derived from the Latin word ‘’smaragdus’’ meaning green. It’s lush naturistic colour is said to represent new starts and springtime. Hence being the birthstone of May. It’s estimated that some of the oldest Emeralds are almost 3 billion years old. Like Garnet, Emerald were commonly used by the Egyptians as a symbol of protection during funerals. Buried with the Pharoah inside their tombs to symbolise eternal life. Cleopatra was thought to have a passion for this gorgeous green gemstone, which can be seen depicted in hieroglyphic drawings of this goddess’s royal adornments. Today, this gemstone is said to symbolise loyalty, security, loyalty and new beginnings. Emeralds come in a range of the richest green shades and throughout history, Emerald jewellery has been popular with Royal Families across the world! Have a browse through our selection of beautiful Emerald nuggets, rounds and much more!