Birthstones by month and birthstone colors
The Modern Gemstone for May is: Emerald
About the Emerald
Trace amounts of chromium – and occasionally, vanadium – are responsible for the emerald’s green color. Most natural emeralds contain inclusions (flaws) and surface breaking fissures. Because of this, nearly all emeralds are treated by submerging them in an oil bath to enhance their apparent clarity.
Known for its elegance and exquisite beauty, the Emerald is considered by some to be the sacred stone of the goddess Venus
Due to the often conflicting and confusing range of gemstones found when comparing ancient cultural lists of gemstones for each month, we are only listing the Modern gemstones for each month and their colors. For anyone not liking the gemstone for their particular month, please consult our Zodiac birthstone chart below.