The modern birthstone for May is Emerald. Traditionally, Emeralds date back as the birthstone for some calendars while agate was more commonly known in many ancient calendars as the birthstone for May. Other birthstones for May include Carnelian, Chalcedony and Sapphire. The Stone color associated with May is commonly Green.
May Emerald Poem
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.
- Gregorian birthstone poem printed in Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889.
|Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones||Agate|
|Herbrew Birthstones||Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony|
|Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones||Sapphire|
|Astrological Birthstones (Gemini: May-Jun)||Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, White Sapphire|
|Planetary Stones (Mercury: May-Jun)||Tiger Eye|
|Talismanic (Gemini: May-Jun)||Emerald|