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May Birthstones

EmeraldThe 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.

Birthstones for May
  Birthstone
Modern Birthstones Emerald
Traditional Birthstones Emerald
Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones Agate
Arabic Birthstones Emerald
Herbrew Birthstones Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony
Hindu Birthstones Emerald
Italian Birthstones Agate
Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones Sapphire
Polish Birthstones Emerald
Roman Birthstones Agate
Russian Birthstones Emerald
Astrological Birthstones (Gemini: May-Jun) Agate, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl, White Sapphire
Planetary Stones (Mercury: May-Jun) Tiger Eye
Talismanic (Gemini: May-Jun) Emerald