May’s Birthstone Is The Enticing Emerald

Jewelry Education

By: Admin

May 26,2012


Let’s celebrate May by learning about this month’s birthstone – the emerald. The radiant gemstone ranges in ravishing shades of green, which include blue to yellow undertones. Generally, deep green emeralds are more coveted than diamonds.

The name “emerald” was derived from the Greek root “smaragdos”, which literally means “green gemstone”. Some of the earliest people to appreciate emerald were ancient Egyptians who excavated the gemstone near the Red Sea, in a location now known as “Cleopatra’s Mines”.

Much like Cleopatra, the most famous fashionista of ancient times, Hollywood’s most glamorous gals, including Angelina Jolie and Elizabeth Taylor, have adorned themselves with emerald jewelry on the red carpet. Jolie famously paired gorgeous teardrop earrings at the 2009 Oscars with a simple black gown. The green really popped against the black dress. Jewelry aficionado Taylor had a stunning suite of emerald and diamond pieces in her $150 million dollar jewelry collection. Many were gifts from husband number five, Richard Burton.

Here at Roman Jewelers, we are proud to carry emerald bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants and rings designed by Simon G. His collection includes fashion-forward designs that feature highly saturated gemstones that look magnificent in any setting.

A red-carpet earring look, designed by Simon G is pictured above.

To learn more about the Simon G. collection at Roman Jewelers, please visit