Happy May, friends! Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.
EMERALD: The most prominent of the Beryl group of stones, Emerald has been used since at least 1500 BCE by the Egyptians. Its beautiful green color is bestowed upon it by chromium and vanadium. Although it is around an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness its ability to break, toughness, is low due to inclusions in its matrix. The word Emerald itself comes from the Greek, “smaragdos”, which simply means green rock. This became the English name Esmeralda and later Emerald! Quality Emerald is distinguished using the four C’s as is the case with diamonds: Cut, Carat, Color, and Clarity.
There are birthstones that are associated with astrology signs and then they are some that are assigned to the month itself. Aquamarine is the gemstone for the month of March. Aquamarine literally means “water of the sea” from the Latin “aqua marinus.” Probably named so because of its characteristic blue green marine like color. The name was given in 1609 an early gemological work by Anselmus de Boodt in his “Gemmarum et Lapiudum Historia.” Aquamarine is in fact a mineral in the Beryl group, which includes other well-known gemstones, such as Emerald.
|| Kim Seokin || born on december 4th, 1992 || Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius || the archer, sagittarians are jovial, intelligent, understanding, principled, curious, adventurous. || Season: Winter || december babies are known as patient and pleasant
|| Zodiac Element: Fire ||
“fire gives off a glow that is as nourishing as the rays of the sun.” || Birth Flower: Poinsettia ||
happiness, success, “you are the special one” is the message this flower sends. || Zodiac Stone: Topaz ||
serenity, friendship, fidelity, integrity, and gentleness.