For which month is emerald the birthstone?
Those born in May get to claim the emerald as their representative birthstone. Born in the heart of spring, May babies gain the benefits of this birthstone: foresight, good fortune and lasting youth.
The word “emerald” literally means “green” in Greek. Emerald’s color can range from light green to a deep, rich green-blue. The deeper the green of an emerald, the more value it has. The most expensive emeralds are the rare green-blue color. Source: AmericanGemSociety.org.
May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days. May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.