Birthstone Jewelry: Emeralds for May Babies



Emerald hardly needs an introduction. The bluish-green beryl is the birthstone of May babies (myself included!), and the most celebrated varieties come from Colombia, Africa, and even Afghanistan. It’s said that emerald soothes worried minds and was once even believed to cured diseases such as malaria. Now, however, we know that emerald is a stunning, beloved stone belonging to the iconic Big Three—ruby, emerald, and sapphire—of America’s most popular gems. Enjoy this quintet of beauties below.

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Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 13.39 ct. emerald slice and 0.21 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,575; Trésor Collection

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Earrings in 18k gold with 36 cts. t.w. emeralds, $3,190; Amáli

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Bella Linda earrings in 18k gold with 5.53 cts. t.w. round- and marquise-shape emeralds and 1.5 cts. t.w. diamonds, $42,500; Robert Procop

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Bracelet in 18k gold with 12.02 cts. t.w. emeralds and 3.21 cts. t.w. diamonds, $55,125; Yael Designs

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Necklace in 18k gold with 71.15 cts. t.w. Zambian emeralds and 17.47 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Nigaam

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