I used to not like my birthstone. I thought it looked stuffy and old and I could never find a piece of jewelry that I liked that had an emerald. I think a lot of my harsh feelings towards the poor little stone were because emeralds are mostly paired with gold, and for a long time I was not a fan of gold. Now that I'm so much more older and wise, and my taste has evolved to reflect my maturity ;) I am absolutely in love with the richness of this stone. Even fake emeralds look amazing. I can't resist them.
I 'm thinking I need to incorporate more emerald into my wardrobe, and not just with jewelry. Emerald colored clothing carries the same richness as the stone. It is a very regal color and definitely makes a statement.
A negative about emeralds? THEY ARE SO DANG EXPENSIVE! Plus, now that I have a love affair with gold, expensive emeralds set in expensive gold are pretty much not in my budget right now. No worries. It IS my birthday after all. I know what's on my list.... :)
Hope all you May babies had a fabulous birthday month! xoxo