Emerald is the May birthstone, the gem of the 20th and 35th wedding anniversary.Popularly known as the gem of spring,it's widely regarded as the definition of green.
Rarer than diamonds or even sapphires, peerless in its capacity to channel the human spirit, and elegant beyond measure, the emerald is perhaps the finest of all gemstones.
It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Legend has it that emerald has the power to make its wearer more intelligent and quick-witted, and it was once believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.