May Birthstone | Emerald April 17 2014
As the Birthstone for May, the Emerald, a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C. Today most of the world's Emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. The availability of high-quality Emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.
info courtesy of American Gem Society