The birth stone for May, Emerald green is the most beautiful, intense and radiant green that can be found anywhere in the world. In many different cultures throughout history, emerald has been regarded as a holy gemstone. It is still believed to give to its wearer good luck and long life. Because it is the color of spring, which comes around again and again, and the color of the goddess Venus, it is the stone that embodies eternal beauty and constant love. A fresh and vivid stone, emerald conveys harmony, love of nature, and joyful life. Emeralds almost always contain fingerprints of nature due to the strains in their mineral growth. These characteristic inclusions have been called “gardens,” natural growing features that positively identify the stone’s natural origin. Emerald is lovely in yellow and white gold, but must worn with caution because it is a rather soft and delicate stone.