Emerald, the May birthstone, has been worn and used for centuries. Many in the ancient world believed that emeralds brought both intelligence and power. In fact, in ancient India emeralds can be found on the treasure chests of Maharajas and Maharanis.
Legend holds that the emerald brings forth a May-born woman's true love, as this old May birthstone poem says:
“Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet, flower month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and a loving wife.”
In the Christian tradition, the bright green of the emerald symbolizes faith and hope.
Birthstone rosaries include more of a personal touch than most other rosaries, and are a constant reminder of the person’s God-given gift of life. A May birthstone rosary combines the beauty of the rosary with the stunning radiance of emeralds. Your loved one born in May will benefit greatly from the gift of a stunning, unique May birthstone rosary.
If you would like to learn more about birthstones or the rosary, please read the Birthstone Rosaries Guide.
This article has been updated and was originally published in May 2012. © The Catholic Company. All rights reserved.