Emeralds are the birth stone of those born in May. Emeralds carry the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. They are considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love.
An emerald engagement ring has special meaning. The emerald gemstone once represented gods and goddesses in older cultures, and carried sacred religious significance. Giving women engagements with emeralds is thought to be like wishing for luck, peace and longevity in your soon-to-be-marriage.
Emeralds are amongst the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia.