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The wonderful, vivid green, emerald is the birthstone for those born in the sweet month of May.
This rich stone is one of the worlds precious gemstones and were referred to as a holy gemstone by the Incas and the Aztecs. The Romans also held this stone in high regard as they associated Emeralds with Venus - the goddess of love and beauty. Cleopatra is perhaps the most famous historical figure to cherish emerald gemstones. She even claimed ownership of all emerald mines in Egypt during her reign. On the other side of the world, the Muzo Indians of Colombia had well-hidden and prized emerald mines. These mines were so hidden, it took the Spanish conquistadors nearly twenty years to find them, to this day Colombia supplies 90% of the world market with emeralds.
Emeralds can be known as the 'Stone of Successful Love' because they have the power to nurture one’s heart as it stimulates the Heart Chakra. Emeralds promote balance and harmony within oneself and all aspects of their life - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Focusing intention and raising consciousness, it promotes positive actions, eliminates negativity, and enhances the ability to live life to its fullest.