Get to Know your May Birthstone

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The Spring is here and it’s time to move the celebrations outside to enjoy the weather. Will you be blowing candles out and making a wish this month? For those of you with a May birthday, a great time of the year to have a birthday, learn all about your birthstone – the emerald.

May Birthstone Fun Facts

According to the American Gem Society, the emerald is a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.The availability of high-quality emerald is limited; consequently, treatments to improve clarity are performed regularly.

Similar to other birthstones,Emerald, derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek, was mined in Egypt as early as 330 B.C.

Today, most of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia

At Maddaloni Jewelers, we think that emeralds make for beautiful pieces of jewelry! If your birthday is this month, do you possess a bracelet, necklace, ring or pair of earrings with this stone? Should you have something at home, be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook!

Since 1978, Maddaloni Jewelers has been supplying engagement rings, diamond rings, luxury watches and other fine jewelry to Long Island customers. For more information about the services offered, please call (631) 499-8800 or visit 1870 East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, New York.

by Nnamdi Franks