“Give me songs to sing and emerald dreams to dream, and I’ll give you love unfolding.” – Jim Morrison
There are few precious gemstones as lovely as the emerald. While there are other green gems, the emerald is considered the lushest and richest.
This green variety of beryl began being mined thousands of years ago, was cherished by Cleopatra, and became associated with places such as Ireland (the Emerald Isle) and Seattle (the Emerald City), among others. Read on to discover more about this green beauty, which is the sole birthstone for May and the symbolic gemstone for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.