May Birthstone – Emerald
May 6, 2014 Leave a comment
Those born in the month of May have the beautiful green stone of Emerald. The name emerald comes from the Latin word ‘smaragdus‘ which means green gem. Legend claims that Nero wore eyeglasses made from emeralds to enhance and protect his eyesight while watching the gladiator games, and was thought to be one of Cleopatra’s favourite gems. Romans dedicated the stone to the goddess Venus
The emeralds represents loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.
Deities: Isis, Venus, Ceres, Vishnu
Chakra: Fourth Chakra – Heart
Associated Metals: Copper, Silver
Lore: Emeralds are said to enhance eyesight or aid in the healing of ailments of the eye, and mental clarity, which is probably why they are a popular stone for earrings. If carried or worn during a long journeys it’s said to keep the traveler safe. Powers include fertility and clairvoyance.
*Additional information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic*