May's Birthstone: Emerald

Emerald holds a special place between the gemstones family. With its vibrant green colour, lucky May babies have emerald as their birthstone!
The vibrant colour of emeralds comes from the mineral beryl that comes into contact with trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. It is these elements that give emeralds their iconic green colour. Either as a day to day wear or for special occasions, emeralds are a must have in your collection for a pop of colour! 

Emeralds have a history behind, the first people to mine the stones were Ancient Egyptians. The oldest emeralds are around 2.97 billion years old, but the first known emeralds were mined in Egypt in about 1500 BC. 

There are larger carved examples of natural emerald, but the Duke of Devonshire emerald remains one of the largest uncut examples of the gemstone. It weighs an incredible 1383.93 carats and is currently kept in “The Vault” in London’s Natural History Museum

They are the symbol of rebirth. Emeralds are said to enhance the clairvoyance of their owner. Back then it was believed that placing an emerald beneath your tongue would make you foresee the future. Emeralds are also thought to guard against memory loss and enhance intuition.

 From all these meanings behind Emeralds, they are one of  the most beautiful and rare stones of the gem family.

Browse a selection of Augustine Jewels’ Emerald Jewellery below: 


Our CEO and founder Alexandra, designed this exquisite bespoke engagement ring from emeralds and diamonds for one of our private clients. 

The ring features a centred diamond surrounded with uncut emeralds, with an Augustine Jewels twist.

These delicate earrings are a part of our Portofino collection. They are perfect for day to day wear and also for special events. The natural design is made of spirals that are hugging the natural emeralds 

These delicate emerald earrings make the perfect gift! From our Birthstone Collection, these diamond halo surrounded emerald earrings are for the ones that like a bit of shimmer! These earrings are the combination of elegance and style in a piece.

For enquiries about our jewellery, email or call 020 3556 5780 during business hours to speak to a member of our team.
And for all your bespoke jewellery needs, contact designer Alexandra directly at or book a consultation online.
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