Diamonds – April birthstone
For centuries diamonds have been regarded as a symbol of eternal love. Diamonds are the hardest gemstone of all and it was believed that diamonds were created when bolts of lightening struck rocks.
Emeralds – May birthstone
Green is the colour of spring which has long been associated with love and rebirth. As the gem of Venus, it was also considered an aid to fertility. Cleopatra was never seen without her emeralds.
Ancient Egyptian mummies were often buried with an emerald carved with the symbol for verdure – flourishing greenness – on their necks to symbolise eternal youth. Emeralds are among the rarest of precious gems.