The most precious stone in the beryl group, emeralds, along with sapphires and rubies, make up the "Big Three" that top the list of precious gemstones. The vibrant green color of the emerald gemstone is reminiscent of the lush green associated with the spring season, making it the perfect birthstone for May birthdays. The emerald also signifies hope, love, rebirth and renewal.
Emerald rates a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it durable enough for daily wear with care. While emerald is the traditional gift for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries as well as the official birthstone for May birthdays, anyone who's taken with its striking beauty can add a piece of emerald jewelry to their collection. Gorgeous in both yellow and white gold settings, Borsheims has the emerald necklace, earrings, bracelet or ring perfectly suited to your style.