All You Need To Know About Emerald Birthstone Jewelry

Humankind has always expressed a desire to wear and collect precious and rare minerals through the ages. Emerald jewelry, in particular, has long been associated with mental and emotional powers. The wearers of emerald birthstone jewelry are believed to be endowed with inspiration, love, fidelity, wisdom, peace, and abundance.

Emerald jewelry is a timeless classic. With its captivating green color, the May birthstone makes for the perfect jewelry to display elegance and sophistication. For thousands of years and counting, emerald jewelry has been a treasured favorite of members of high society and birthstone-lovers alike.

For those born in the month of May, emerald birthstone jewelry is a priceless possession to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether you wear your emeralds in necklaces, earrings, an emerald ring, or a bracelet, this remarkable gemstone is sure to turn heads wherever you go.

James Allen and Blue Nile offer a wide range of excellent emerald gems in rose gold, sterling silver, and gold settings that cater to any occasion. So whether you wish to design an alluring May birthstone engagement ring or simply wear May birthstone jewelry as your go-to accessories, you’re sure to find something to suit your budget and taste.

Search for your desired gemstone by typing one or two words in the text search, and commence your visual search by exploring their range of gemstones. To browse for similar items, search words related to emeralds and include more general terms to clarify the emerald jewelry type you are looking for, such as bracelets, earrings, pendants or emerald birthstone rings to search for your ideal green beauty.

Closeup Of A Bunch Of Many Green Rough Uncut Emerald Crystals
Closeup of a bunch of many green rough uncut emerald crystals

How To Care For Your Emerald Jewelry

Can I Wear My Emerald Birthstone Jewelry Safely Every Day?

The emerald gemstone itself is a relatively tough and durable gem, but due to the inclusions on its surface, fillers are often used to smooth the surface fracture and maximize its beauty. Unfortunately, these fillers are subject to deterioration when they are overly exposed to chemicals and light. Take this characteristic into account when you search for everyday-wear emerald jewelry at an online shop. Take caution and avoid wearing your emerald jewelry when cleaning or using any kind of chemicals. You can also visit a jewelry consultant to aid you in identifying ways to extend the lifespan of your birthstone jewelry.

How Do I Clean Emerald Jewelry

The best way to clean emeralds is by using wax, oil, or resin. For daily cleaning, use a soft, lint-free cloth. Deep cleaning can be achieved using warm water and a mild detergent. Avoid using any abrasive and harsh chemicals and never scrub your jewelry; instead, gently rub off any dirt. You can use a toothpick or any soft brush to eliminate the dirt that may be lodged into the setting. For more information about caring for your emeralds, search for our gemstone care guide under the education section of our website.

14K yellow gold marquise emerald and diamond ring by Blue Nile

How Should I Store My Emerald Jewelry?

Emeralds are vulnerable to damage by contact with other stones. Therefore, it would be wise to store your birthstone jewelry separately from other jewelry. You can also wrap it in a soft cloth and store it in a safe place. Be sure to double-check that no additional small particles are found in the soft fabric as it will result in tiny scratches on the surface of your stone.

Emerald Jewelry Inspiration

This timeless solitaire ring has an emerald center stone in a four-prong, yellow gold setting with flawlessly arranged diamond accent stones. Perfect for an engagement ring.

Stud earrings with round-cut emeralds stylishly paired with a halo of diamonds. Ideal for a night out on the town.

The rose gold beautifully accentuates the emerald in this vintage-inspired setting.

Gorgeous prong-set emerald pendant with a touch of golden glamour.


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