Emerald ...Its All About The Colour. The “Jewel of Kings”, and May’s birthstone. With a history that begins in ancient Egyptian, the emerald is a source of passion and fascination. According to ancient Indian Sanskrit it was known as “marakata” meaning green. It is still possible to buy precious gem stones in India from stores bearing that name. Known as the stone of successful love, Emerald opens and nurtures the heart. Its thought to have a soothing energy and providing vitality to the spirit. Carat for carat, it can be three times the price of a fine diamond. Mined in Columbia and the Ural Mountains of Russia, it is prized for its magnificent green hue, and its delicate nature. Brittle, rather than soft it must be worn with care and respect as it is prone to chip. The magnificence of its life enhancing quality together with its delicate nature, make Emerald one of the world's most desired precious gems.