There are alternative birthstonesfor each month and it is not uncommon to find different stones for each month, depending on the country.
These stones were created by people who wanted to express their feelings or beliefs about the months.
Alternative birthstonesare usually given to people who don't want to go with the traditional ones. They are also given as a gift to someone who doesn't want a traditional stone or just wants something different.
MAY Birthstone - EMERALD! Learn the Crystal Wisdom Benefits of your Birthstone!
The modern birthstone for May in the United States, Britain, and India is emerald. Emerald was also the traditional birthstone for May, and in the old Polish, Russian, and Arabic calendars, it was the birthstone for May.
Before emerald became the birthstone for May on these old calendars, it was the zodiac stone for Taurus and the talismanic stone for Gemini, both of which have a part of their birth month in May.
We'll also talk about the other birthstones for this month besides Emerald.
Agate is one of the zodiac birthstones for Taurus (April 21–May 21) and Gemini (May 22–June 21), which makes it a good choice for the month of May. There are so many different kinds of agate that it's easy to find one you like.
Agates are clear and have bands or clouds of color that can look like clouds or bands. Some have unique qualities, like fire agate, which is an amazing gem. When the light goes through the stone's layers, it makes a prismatic effect.
Moonstone is also an alternative birthstone for Gemini, which is the second half of May. It can be clear, white, gray, peach, blue, and other colors. But what makes moonstone stand out most is its schiller or adularescence. This is the light that seems to come from inside the stone and play across it.
Sapphire is the zodiac birthstone for people born in the first half (or more) of May when Taurus rules. Star sapphire is a type of sapphire that looks especially out of this world. It has a white star that shines through it.
It is a unique alternative to the type of faceted sapphire that is usually thought of as September's traditional birthstone. Star sapphire has been used as a charm to protect travelers for a long time.
Here are some interesting facts about May's birthstone that may surprise you: Emeralds are some of the rarest gems. It's even harder to find an emerald than a diamond.
Agate is the traditional birthstone for May. The ancient Greeks and Romans linked the stone to the month. The name "agate" comes from the Achates River in Sicily, where the stone was first mined around 3000 years ago.
May colors are yellow and green. Yellow is a happy color that makes people think of the sun and happy faces. The color green makes people think of nature. Green means growth, new life, and that you should move forward or start something new.