Known as the modern birthstone for May, Emerald is regarded as a stone of love and romance. It is considered to be the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. Emeralds are believed to be stones of prophecy and their energy inspires wisdom and reason. In Christian faith, Emeralds are symbols of faith and hope.
The ancient birthstone for May is Tourmaline. Black tourmaline is ideal for psychic protection. It is a strongly grounding stone as it connects to the root chakra. Pink tourmaline supports emotional healing and calms the emotional and physical body. Green tourmaline helps to align the heart with the Earth’s energy field and is useful in dissolving negative emotional patterns. Blue tourmaline promotes honest communication and allows one to speak from the heart.