May's Birthstone - Be Reborn with the Enigmatic Emerald - Wallace Bishop

May's Birthstone - Be Reborn with the Enigmatic Emerald

May's birthstone, emerald, is a popular gemstone that adds a pop of colour to the neutrals and dark hues of winter. They are believed to grant wealth and youth and have been treasured since ancient times. They are mined all over the world, including Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. Invest in an Emerald jewellery this season from our range of classic designs to modern twists both online or in-store.
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Just before winter, the month of May is that beautiful in-between period amid the humid summer storms and chilling winter days. As the lead up to cooler weather, people start to wrap their body in warm layers of wool and cotton. But one thing that shines out is the sparkling green of an emerald earring on an ear lobe or a dazzling shimmer of a gold and emerald pendant strung around a scarfed throat. As May's birthstone, emerald is a welcome pop of colour against the neutrals and dark hues of winter.

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The symbol of rebirth, Emerald is also today's pantone colour, making it a staple for fashion, home decor and design this year. It is believed to grant the owner wealth and youth and dates back as far as Egypt in 330 BC. Known for its brilliant green colour the gems can also have blue or yellow undertones and were found as early as 2,000 B.C in Egypt. Emeralds can be found gracing the necks and arms of Alexander the Great and pharaohs and were well-loved and collection by Cleopatra and those of high class. 

Now, emerald is mined all over the world. This includes Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistan and Zambia. However, high quality emerald is limited and many gemstones will be treated with an oil that improves its clarity and colour.

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The green in emerald that was so loved by the Ancient Egyptians and is still admired by people worldwide is due to small amounts of chromium iron, both hard wearing elements. A variety of the mineral beryl, emeralds are unique to other beryls in that they typically contain inclusions and other flaws. But, unlike in a diamond, these flaws are thought to enhance the character and beauty of the gemstone, rather than detract from it.

As one of the most abundant hues in nature, it is no wonder the human race is attracted to the earthy beauty of emerald. As today's pantone colour, why not invest in some emerald jewellery today? Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself, our emerald range has something for everyone. We offer a range of styles to suit any taste, from classic designs to modern twists, all at affordable prices.

Our exclusive centenary collection designed by CEO Stuart Bishop, is a series of memorable rings that embodies Wallace Bishop's tradition and values for over 100 years. Stuart hand sketched these designs, blended new and traditional techniques, and personally selected precious gems and diamonds from the family's private collection.

Add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe this season. Shop online or visit us in -store for your next emerald piece! 💚