The lush green of an emerald is considered one of the most calming colors in nature. It's symbolism of vitality and honesty make it a popular gem to wear. Read below to learn more about this beautiful May birthstone as well as some Valerie Madison Emerald jewelry.
From the Sanskrit word for "green of growing things", emerald is from the Beryl family of gemstones (that's right, it's in the same family with aquamarine and morganite!).
The deep coloris caused by chromium, the same mineral found in broccoli!
Emerald is a popular choice for wedding rings but due to their softer 7-8 rating on the Moh's scale of hardness, smaller stones can require delicate wear.
Custom Lily Ring with Emerald, Black Diamond, and Ruby
A very popular option in ring designs is to contrast the vivid green with the rich fuschia of a Ruby. Whether in the modified Lily ring shown above or in our Ruby and Emerald Kiss Stacking ring below, it's a vibrant and gorgeous option.