May Birth Stones

Since 1912 the official U.S. “modern” birthstone list has been the American National Association of Jewelers, which is used by jewlers to define the month stones. Two other lists include the mystical birthstones which are originally from Tibet and date back over a thousand years. The Ayurvedic birthstone list is the oldest, dating from 1500 B.C. in ancient India.

Modern –
Emerald. The Emerald is said to influence the mind by improving memory, intelligence, and enhancing the ability to see the future and help with spiritual guidance. It is also calming and rumored to be good for people who suffer from anxiety or insecurity. Folklore suggests that Emeralds are also worn to enhance love and contentment. Cleopatra prized emeralds above all other gems.

tical – Blue Sapphire. Blue Sapphire is said to promote dreaming, astral travel and the ability to bring information into consciousness. This stone is used for healing and spiritual growth. Healers sometimes use Blue Sapphire with the throat chakra to promote communication, and self expression.  Blue Sapphire fosters loyalty, commitment, and fidelity. According the Bible, Blue Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests.


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Ayurvedic Agate, which can come in many different colors.
Agate has been found with the remains of humans from as early as 20,000-16,000 B.C. The Egyptians used agates prior to 3000 B.C. for talismans, jewelry and house decorations. Ancient civilizations believed that wearing agate would make them invisible. Farmers, soldiers and even magicians used agates for good luck and to please gods. Agates have been used to see the future, for health and to enhance creativity.