This Month’s Birthstone


May - Emerald

The birthstone for May is Emerald, a member of the Beryl family of stones which also includes Aquamarine and Morganite. Emeralds are always green and it is the strength and life of the green colour which defines their value. Virtually all emeralds have inclusions (known as the ‘garden’ of the stone) and this can sometimes cause the stone to be slightly brittle so never wear you emerald whilst gardening!  By far the largest source of emeralds is Columbia, Zambia is the second most important supplier and they are also found in smaller quantities and lower qualities in many other countries throughout the world. When cut and polished good quality emeralds possess a shine and a brightness that is truly stunning and when set with diamonds they produce beautiful jewellery. At Parrys we have a gorgeous collection of Emerald jewellery including rings, pendants and earrings. Do come and have a look……