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May Birthstone: it’s the Emerald – find facts and jewellery

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The May Birthstone is the Emerald.

The person born in May is said to be stubborn, strong-willed and motivated, displaying clear sharp thoughts but quick to be  angered. Their charisma attracts attention being beautiful physically and mentally.Strong clairvoyance tendencies are often found and they love to dream and imagine being far from the humdrum wanting to travel and becoming restless quickly. Likely to want a life of travelling and adventures rather than settling down with children and a family the April birthday watches their money to pay for their next adventure rather than make a home.

Emeralds are unique gemstones because their surfaces are incredibly resistant to scratches but the crystal lattice that makes up the gem is susceptible to fracturing from impacts. Because of this an emerald with no cracks visible to the naked eye is classified as flawless even if there are flaws that can be identified using magnification.

Ancient mythology says that the Emerald was associated with the Mercury, who was known to be the messenger of the gods so it makes sense that the Emerald is often  referred to as the Travelers Protection Stone.

A lesser known “odd” fact of the Emerald is that when subjected to heat, it will actually sweat or expel water. Ancient writings speak of this extraordinary phenomenon.

May Birthstone Emeraldxz

Emeralds are named after the Latin word  ‘esmaralda’ which  means roughly green gem. It was one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems and has been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship. Keeps partnerships in balance and it has been said that when worn it can betray an unfaithful partner by changing colour. Emeralds have a  healing effect on the emotions as well as the physical heart.

It is a strong energy stone, strengthening the eyes, heart and immune system as well as the nervous system.  Considered a stone of regeneration and recovery, it heals negative emotions.A stone of wisdom, love, and great harmony, an Emerald unites two people when given in love so they appreciate and enjoy life to its fullest.

Its beautiful green color that inspires thoughts of springtime and renewal beautiful reason that makes emeralds a great gift for someone who needs a reminder that winter doesn’t last forever or is  about to start a new chapter in their life.

May Birthstone Emerald Jewellery

Bestseller No. 1
Zavest Tree of Life Necklace May Birthstone Emerald Jewellery for Women Mothers Day Birthday Gifts for Mum Wife Sterling Silver Love Heart Tree Pendant
  • ❤️ Birthday Gifts for Women ❤️ Comes in nice Jewellery box, Perfect Gifts for Birthday, Anniversary Day, Graduation, Baby Birth, Party or any celebration Gifts women or Just treat yourself or some special to this stunning necklace.
  • ❤️ May Birthstone Necklace for Women ❤️ May Birthstone Emerald setting in the heart Love tree, a perfect Birthday Gift for Mum, Wife ,Women, Grandma, Daughter, friend or any important lady.
  • ❤️ Love Heart Family Tree Necklace ❤️ The high quality pendant setting with birthstone and AAAAA cubic zirconia on side. Both Pendant and Chain made of Solid Sterling Silver. Chain Length adjustable from 20" to 18".
  • ❤️ Anniversary Gifts for Her ❤️ Love Heart Tree always a symbol to express your love to her. This necklace make it an elegant addition to the Jewellery collection of any woman.
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GinoMay Tree of Life Necklace for Women May Birthstone Green Emerald Peridot Necklace for Mum Wife Birthday Gifts Sterling Silver Fine Jewellery
  • ❤️ MAY BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE -️ Sterling silver fine jewellery setting with emerald and peridot in elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect choice for any occasion in the unique and fashion design.
  • ❤️ EMERALD PERIDOT NECKLACE -️ This splendid circle Tree of Life pendant with the Emerald and white simulated diamond side stones setting in sterling silver. The supreme quality of these 18K white gold plated over sterling silver pendant and 45cm + 5cm necklace adjustable rolo chain.
  • ❤️ TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE -️ The meaningful tree of life necklace bring love and peace to her. Perfect Gifts for Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentines Day and Graduation, Baby Birth or any celebration Gifts for wife, Mum, grandma, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
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GinoMay May Birthstone Green Emerald Necklace Women Birthday Gifts Mum Wife I Love You to the Moon and Back Jewellery Sterling Silver
  • ❤️ MAY BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE - The love heart necklace setting with green Emerald in center with shining effect of this exceptional pendant, a great gift for women.
  • ❤️ BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR WOMEN -️ The unique design love hearts half moon pendant necklace is a great birthday gift for women, teen girls, mum, wife, grandma, fiancée or any important lady.
  • ❤️ I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK - The love pendant engraved with I love you to the moon and back, diameter: 24mm. Changeable chain length adjustable from 45cm to 50cm. Perfect gifts for birthday, anniversary, valentine's day, christmas or any special day or events.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
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GinoMay May Birthstone Emerald Necklace I Love You Necklace 100 Languages to the Moon and Back Jewellery Birthday Gifts Women Daughter Sterling Silver
  • ❤️ I LOVE YOU NECKLACE 100 LANGUAGES - Sterling silver love heart pendant setting with Emerald and I love you to 100 languages stone in center. The love text easy to read on phone screen, bring big surprise to her.
  • ❤️ MAY BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE - The love heart necklace setting with green Emerald in center with shining effect of this exceptional pendant, a great gift for women.
  • ❤️ BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR WOMEN -️ The unique design love hearts infinity pendant necklace is a great birthday gift for women, teen girls mum, wife, grandma, fiancée or any important lady.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
Bestseller No. 5
GinoMay May Birthstone Green Emerald Necklace Women Tree of Life Jewellery Birthday Gifts Mum Wife Sterling Silver Fine Jewellery
  • ❤️ TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE -️ The meaningful tree of life necklace bring love and peace to her. Perfect Gifts for Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentines Day and Graduation, Baby Birth or any celebration Gifts for wife, Mum, grandma, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ MAY BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE -️ Sterling silver fine jewellery setting with emerald in elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect choice for any occasion in the unique and fashion design.
  • ❤️ EMERALD NECKLACE FOR WOMEN -️ This splendid circle Tree of Life pendant with the Emerald and white simulated diamond side stones setting in sterling silver. The supreme quality of these 18K white gold plated over sterling silver pendant and 45cm + 5cm necklace adjustable rolo chain.
  • ❤️ ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR HER - Comes in nice jewellery box. The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding anniversary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.

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How to choose an amber pendant

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Amber is fossilized tree resin, which was once referred to as the “gold of the north” for its beautiful and unique qualities. Amber is a gemstone that can be made into an animal figurine, a pendant or other jewellery pieces, often in sterling silver.

There are many things to consider when purchasing an amber pendant. For example, the most important thing is that you should buy it from a reliable dealer who will provide you with a certificate of authenticity and also guarantee that the amber stone has been treated for any possible pest infestation. There are many fake amber pieces of jewellery around, so you should be careful. Generally the richer the colour and the more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is.

There are two different types of amber: organic and synthetic.

Different types of amber from different parts of the world

There are different kinds of amber-like white Amboine, which is from the northeast of Myanmar. Other types of amber include “whiskey” amber which has a cognac or whiskey colour and originates from the Baltic region, “Mexican” amber and Turquoise from India.

The honey-coloured Baltic amber comes from the ancient Baltic Sea regions, in southern Poland, northern Germany and southern Sweden.

Mexican Amber is better known as “Mexican Gold” because of its golden colour. Mexican amber was very famous in the Victorian era in Britain. The reason why there is so much amber coming from the Baltic is that it was an area with many forests. This allowed the amber to settle there. Amber is most commonly found in clastic sedimentary rocks. Amber can be found in fossilised forests from the Ordovician to the Quaternary periods. There are a few theories as to why these forests formed, with the most popular being that this was due to the combined effect of forest fires and ice sheets.

Another theory is this was due to a combination of heavy fog coming from the coast and heavy rain, which caused a dense ground cover of ferns. This would have created a dark, sinister atmosphere, which is what the fossilised forests look like. The most common type of amber is called succinite (often called “true” amber), and it usually contains mostly pine tree resin.

Insects can get trapped in the sticky sap that leaks from living trees, then become preserved as inclusions when the sap becomes fossilized and hardens. Amber which contains insects is particularly sought after, especially for pendants. 

 

amber pendant

Do you want to make your own amber pendant? 

The first step in testing a piece of amber is to identify the type, using a process called polymerization. Polymerization is achieved by heating the amber until it turns into liquid. The liquid will be light brown if it’s plant resin, and dark brown if it’s animal resin. The next step is to identify whether or not there are any insects inside of the amber. To do this, use a process called maceration by placing the amber in alcohol for about two weeks.  The amber will start to bubble up, and turn a milky white. This means that the insects have started to decompose, therefore making your piece of amber safe to work with.

Once all of the pieces have been identified and tested, it’s time to start cutting into the amber. To get an exact cut, you’ll need a very sharp instrument. 

If you are looking to buy an amber pendant set, these tips will help find the right one for you.

1. The type of stone: the majority of amber that is sold on the market is resin, which means that it is mixed with a strong-smelling oil and heated until it reaches a viscous state and becomes hard. There are three different types of resin: yellow, red, and white.

2. The colour of the stone: amber is usually dark brown in colour but can also be yellow or orange in some cases. In greyish stones, bubbles appear as a result of trapped air during the heating process. If you choose a Baltic amber pendant it will probably look like a solid piece of honey.

3. Shape: most amber pendants are round but they can also be square or rectangular at times if they have been carved out of larger pieces 

Choose a pendant chain

Ensure that you choose a good pendant chain as you don’t want to lose your piece of amber. 

There are a few things to consider when choosing a pendant chain.

1. Length – the length of the chain should be determined by how long you want to wear it. Longer chains will cause the pendant to hang low, while shorter chains will make it more eye-catching.

2. Width – if you have a small pendant, you might want to go with a thin chain that won’t take up too much space on your neckline. On the other hand, if you’re wearing a larger statement piece, then a wider chain would be more appropriate and appealing.

3. Material – Solid sterling silver is usually used for formal occasions or for very delicate jewellery like pearls; gold is most often used for statement pieces like large chunky necklaces or gemstones. Check the finish of the chain as well. 

You don’t need to spend a fortune!

Generally, though you don’t have to spend a fortune, synthetic amber pendants can be very good, as long as you are aware that it’s synthetic and not natural. 

I chose a necklace with an amber knot, and it looks great! The chain is very simple so the pendant doesn’t dominate; it just sits nicely on the gold chain. So if you’re wondering what to wear with your favourite outfit when you don’t want to be too flashy, a necklace with an amber pendant can be a brilliant idea. 

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The October birthstone is the Opal

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The October birthstone is the Opal. The October birthday  loves to chat and will respond wholeheartedly to those they believe loves them and values friends very highly. They are hurt easily and if betrayed will try to forgive quickly which is a testament to their inner beauty. Opinionated they will not care what others think once they have made a decision . They day dream and imagine being in the great outdoors and travelling to beautiful places. 

The opal symbolises faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.

Opalscan  exhibit a wide variety of colors.it diffracts light and can display all the colors of the rainbow simultaneously. For this reason, it has been considered great luck throughout history as it was thought to possess all the value of each gemstone in the opals color spectrum. Unfortunately after  the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Anne of Geierstein, people in the 1800s began to associate opals with bad luck and even death.

October birthstone opal

Known as the eyestone the opal inspires love and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness.Bringing energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of life,  It kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion.

 Opals are protective. They are stones of happy dreams, particularly soothing for children and those who have always slept badly or had recurring nightmares with no apparent reason,  helping   any issues a child may have with an invisible or imaginary friend, and is especially helpful before sleep if the child wishes the friend to go away at bedtime. It enhances foresight, empathy and confidence and helps the wearer influence people to his point of view.

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The September birthstone : Sapphire and lapis lazuli

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Very choosy, especially in relationships the September birthday tends to bottle up feelings.rarely showing deep emotions and bottling up feelings. However they are calm, cool, systematic and in control. Always systematic, able to be very kind and sympathetic, they are loyal but not always honest. They love to seek out information and are careful, cautious and organised, priding themselves on their abilities and quick to point out  other people’s mistakes.Clever and knowledgeable about many subjects they communicate well.

The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning and there are stories that say people  believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. 

There is evidence that lapis lazuli has been mined since 4,000 BC in Afghanistan and was a very important commodity with other developing civilizations like the Egyptians. Lapis is a soft gemstone which made it easier to work with by hand. Unlike many gems, the color blue that is characteristic of lapis lazuli is pretty uniform across most specimens. The chief difference in appearance is the concentration and arrangement of pyrite crystals that dot the exterior of lapis specimens.

In Europe, lapis was ground up and used as a paint pigment called ultramarine. Ultramarine was unique among the other blue pigments available because it did not lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight. This made it very expensive. This true blue stone has since become associated with encouraging honesty in your relationships and making better decisions.

The Sapphire is considered a very powerful amulet – it protects against envy ,strengthens memory, awakens a thirst for knowledge and arouses inspiration.It is known as the “talisman of wisdom”. Ancient Teutons believed that it helps to achieve victory, but only to those whose thoughts are pure. Sapphire protects against evil eye and curses. 

At one time It was given to young nuns. It cools passion and clears  the soul for prayer. If you wear a sapphire  it will help you become determined and courageous. Sapphire attracts friends and repels enemies.

It was once believed that  to make a man fall in love with her a woman should put a Sapphire in his wine.

 A Sapphire on the left hand strengthens health and brings relief from asthma, heart conditions and neuralgia. 

September Birthstone Jewellery

Bestseller No. 1
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace Created with Swarovski Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your necklace. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your necklace will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable necklace from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Necklaces are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward necklaces available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
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Guardian Angel Necklace with Caption Card, September Birthstone Chain for Women, Ideal Jewellery Gifts for Birthday or Christmas, Sapphire Gemstone-Silver-One Size
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL NECKLACE: Featuring an exceptional design, craftsmanship, and finishing, this birthstone necklace for women is encrusted with a coloured and glossy gemstone in a guardian angel shaped. It has a silver plated chain with lobster closure
  • PROTECTION & COMFORT: Our guardian angel pendant will always watch over and protect you and your loved ones. Wear this necklace charm as a reminder to believe in angels. It is indeed a gorgeous piece that deserves a spot in every jewel collection
  • BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE: Wear this angel chain necklace and give your every occasion a fascinating look and warm feel of having an angel close to heart. Angel Pendants will uplift the mood because the Angel has the energetic force of joy in the universe
  • GIFT FOR HER: Our elegantly packaged jewellery gifts for women comes with a pretty gemstone necklace on a thoughtful angel card. So you don't need to buy anything separately. Our birthstone necklace is for someone celebrating a birthday in September
  • STURDY: This angel pendant necklace has a chain that is made from high-quality stainless steel, it doesn't tarnish easily, cherish it for long period. Note: Clean your jewellery using warm water, mild soap, and a soft-bristled brush if needed
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GinoMay Tree of Life Necklace for Women Blue Sapphire Necklace Aquamarine Jewellery September Birthstone Sterling Silver Jewellery
  • ❤️ TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE -️ The meaningful tree of life necklace bring love and peace to her. Perfect Gifts for Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Valentines Day and Graduation, Baby Birth or any celebration Gifts for wife, Mum, grandma, daughter, sisters, girlfriend, best friend etc.
  • ❤️ BLUE SAPPHIRE AQUAMARINE NECKLACE - This splendid circle Tree of Life pendant with the Blue Aquamarine Sapphire and simulated diamond side stones setting in sterling silver. The supreme quality of these 18K white gold plated over sterling silver pendant and 45cm + 5cm necklace adjustable rolo chain.
  • ❤️ FINE JEWELLERY FOR WOMEN -️ Sterling silver fine jewellery setting with march birthstone aquamarine jewellery in elegant design and shining effect of this exceptional pendant make it the perfect choice for any occasion in the unique and fashion design.
  • ❤️ BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR HER - Comers in nice jewellery box.The exquisite sterling silver metal and the special designed hearts infinity necklace make it an elegant addition to the jewellery collection as wedding annivresary gifts for wife.
  • ❤️ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - 100% Satisfaction and 60 days money back guarantee. Please feel free to contact with us on amazon if you have any questions, comments or suggestion.
Bestseller No. 4
Aurora Tears Turtle Necklace 925 Sterling Sliver Animals Pendant Blue Sapphire September Birthstone Jewellery Gifts with Cubic Zirconia for Women DP0172S
  • ❤Material : With 925 Sterling Silver Pendant , 100% safe for sensitive skin , Silver plated chain.
  • ❤Size : Pendant , 1.85*2.67cm, Chain, 45cm length, 0.8mm width. Please double check it before you make orders.
  • ❤Gift Choice : Perfect birthday gifts for her , for your Wife , Mom , Daughter , Grandma , Girlfriend , Friends , your special someone or just a gift for yourself .The unique design of this birthstone jewelry matches Valentines Day , Mothers Day , Anniversary Day , Thanksgiving day, New Year and Birthday or just daily life.
  • ❤Package : 1 Pendant + 1 Chain . With 1 elegant gift box , Ready to treat yourself or gift for your loves.
  • ❤Guarantee : 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee , any question just feel free to contact us . Aurora Tears Launches products every month , the aim of us to bring everything that makes her special with unique and beautiful gifts!
Bestseller No. 5
Philip Jones September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Austrian Crystals
  • Made with Trust. September (Sapphire) Birthstone Necklace & Earrings Set Created with Swarovski Crystals by Philip Jones. Buy with confidence with our 1-year guarantee and receive your money back if you are not 100% happy with your jewellery set. Our free delivery and fast dispatch ensure your set will be with you promptly.
  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable jewellery set from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Sets are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward sets available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.

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