May’s Birthstone

A beautiful chunk of Beryl found mainly in Columbia and Zambia, this Greenish Teal gemstone is widely known and featured in several movies and games. There was an entire city of it in Wizard of Oz and it takes a major role in the Sonic The Hedgehog game series as well. May’s Birthstone is the green dream known as Emerald.

Strange Mines

Emerald can look very different depending on which mine you pull it out of. For example, one of the Colombian mines pulls out Trapiche Emeralds, which oddly look a bit like Bio-hazard signs.

Emeralds can be a grassy green color, teal or a dark green, but really don’t have as much color variation, so the major differentiators are the minerals that grow around the Emerald. In the case of the Trapiche Emeralds, it’s not entirely known what creates the black wheel-like patterns, but many people believe it to be inclusions from the Shale around where it grows.

The Best Jewelry For Emeralds

Emeralds are incredible versatile when it comes to jewelry. They look great in rings, bracelets, amulets, earrings, necklaces and even tiaras. In fact, one of the most famous Tiaras in history was Queen Elizabeth II’s Vladimir Tiara, in which Emerald was the main centerpiece (or rather several Emeralds).

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