The Best Emerald Jewelry for May Birthdays
What could be a more appropriate birthstone for spring babies than a brilliant green gem? But it's not just its seasonally-appropriate shade that makes emeralds such a stand out. The May birthstone has been coveted for centuries; Cleopatra prized the gems so much she claimed all of the emerald mines in Egypt during her reign, and they haven't lost any of their royal acclaim since—Princess Eugenie famously wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara (with it's whopping 93.7 carat emerald) on her wedding day.
To help the May birthdays on your list celebrate like royalty, we've pulled together some of the most stunning emerald baubles around, guaranteed to make them feel like a queen.
Dainty Emerald Ring
This understated ring pairs an appropriately emerald-cut emerald with a brilliant-cut diamond for an everyday stacking option that's sure to delight.
Jennifer Meyer Gemstone Thin Ring
This wear every day style will go with any outfit or aesthetic.
Chloe 18K Gold Emerald Hoop Earrings
These pretty hoops gleam with brilliant green emeralds for an effect that's equal parts elegant and edgy.
Natural Emerald Ring
The soothing deep green of this rose-cut emerald will bring a hint of calm to her day.
Keely Green Onyx, Emerald & Gold Drop Earrings
When you want to make an impact, these dramatic emerald earrings have your back.
Emerald Briolette Hoop Drop Earrings
The emerald drop earrings will add a little dose of springtime to any outfit.
Emerald Curved Drop Earrings
More delicate than hoops, these curved earrings are ideal for the giftee who believes that minimalism and opulence can live hand in hand.
Emerald & 14K Yellow Gold Beaded Chain Link Bracelet
These dainty emerald beads add the perfect pop of color to a neutral look.
Jane Basch Birthstone Earrings
These versatile emerald studs work for both casual and formal occasions.
Diana Coin Necklace
This long chain of emeralds can be looped for a shorter double-strand effect or worn long for trendy appeal.
Jane Basch Birthstone Pendant Necklace
You can't go wrong with a simple, timeless birthstone pendant.
Petite Emerald Trio Cluster Earrings
A cluster of small emeralds offers a unique twist on the traditional stud earring style.
Earthy types will adore a characterful pendant made from sleek raw emerald.
Double Stone Ring
This dual-stoned ring tells your May baby that you'll always be by their side.
Daniel 14K Gold Emerald Necklace
These dangling emeralds will leave everyone else green with envy.
Emerald and Diamond Accent XO Bracelet in Sterling Silver
For the one you want to cover in X's and O's, this emerald and diamond bracelet sends the message with lasting elegance.
Emerald & Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
A large slice of raw emerald turns this necklace into an outfit-maker.
David Yurman Cable Collectibles Birthstone Necklace
Yellow gold shows off the shining emerald of this sophisticated pendant perfectly.
14K Yellow Gold & Emerald Huggie Earrings
Dangling emeralds take basic gold hoops to the next level.
Emerald & Diamond Accent Filigree Band in Sterling Silver
The floral motif of this ring is a lovely homage to spring babies.
Emerald Forever Ring
The wide, sleek band and square emerald give this ring a modern appeal that's simultaneously timeless.
Gemstone & Diamond Ring
Layers of emeralds and diamonds make this a ring that feels worthy of a queen.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.