Modern Birthstone for May are Emeralds - Natural Emerald Birthstones
May ushers in the fresh and verdant spring season and there is no other gemstone that captures the essence of green vitality like the stunning Emerald. Those born in May are usually lively and exciting people and the vivid green Emerald speaks to their nature and gives expression to their true personality. Emeralds represent life and springtime and are thus fabled to provide the wearer with a long and youthful life. In ancient Rome, the lush Emerald color symbolized beauty, love and the goddess Venus. In addition, all of those with May birthdays have the added bonus of better memory, clairvoyance and increased faith from the spiritual force of their Emerald jewelry. Whether you would prefer to display your Emerald as an eye-catching fashion ring or more modest stud earrings, be sure to tap into the power of your birthstone and enjoy the benefits and beauty of your Emerald.
See our beautiful collection of Fabulous Emerald Rings

Zodiac Birthstone for May are Sapphires - Natural Zodiac Sapphire Birthstones
For those who feel connected to their Taurus zodiac sign, the Sapphire is the gemstone of choice. The ancients believed that blue sapphire—holding in its depths the power of sea and sky—had influence over the spiritual world. Also among its reputed powers was the ability to make peace between warring parties. The calming influence of the blue has also made it an enduring symbol for loyalty and trust—one reason that women around the world choose sapphire for their engagement ring. Thus sapphire is the perfect gemstone for the Taurus who are notorious for their innate sense of harmony, rhythm and serenity. There are so many ways to wear your Sapphire zodiac stone, from a stunning cocktail ring to a demure but stylish pendant, make sure you check out all of the options at Africa Gems.

Birthstone Poem by Oliver Farrington
"Who first beholds the light of day
In spring's sweet flowery month of May,
And wears an emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved and happy wife."