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May is named after the Greek goddess Maia, one of the seven Pleiades and mother of Hermes. The Romans associated her with growth and with fertility. In turn, this month is commonly associated with the rebirth of nature and life, especially flowers. While many know Emerald to be the modern birthstone of this month, four other crystals have been commonly associated with May throughout history. 


The modern birthstone for May is known as the stone of successful love. Emerald promotes unity, unconditional love, and balance in partnerships. Interestingly, Emerald was also the traditional birthstone of May, meaning that it has been connected with the month since the 15th century.

Chrysoprase | Citron

Chrysoprase | Citron


The alternate modern British birthstone for May, chrysoprase promotes happiness and joy. it is thought to bring good fortune, balance yin yang energy, and promote self-healing.  


The ancient Ayurvedic birthstone for May, agate comes in many different varieties. All agate promotes protection, strength, and harmony. 


Carnelian Pebbles | Small

Carnelian Pebbles | Small

The old Hebrew birthstone for May, carnelian is a talisman of good luck and confidence. It can help with creating a sense of community and making one’s dreams a reality.


Sapphire is the old Tibetan birthstone for May, representing inner peace and wisdom.  This crystal enhances intuition and soothes the mind by releasing tension.

Care & Other Information

All gemstones are unique. Color and appearance variations are to be expected.

Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse regularly by placing on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage. Remove your jewelry daily, allowing it to rest.

Crystal Life’s staff and local artisan crafters work with hand-selected, top quality gemstones and materials.

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Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

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