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At last you have found the perfect store to shop for your fine piercing jewelry from the comfort of your own home. At FreshTrends we design and create custom body jewelry from solid 14k gold and platinum. We are a small business located in Palm Beach, Florida dedicated to making high quality gold body jewelry that you will never want to take off.

By Jess L 05/06/2024

The namesake for notable places—like the Emerald Isle and Emerald City—May’s birthstone is characterized by its unmatched green tone. The dazzling color offers a feeling of Springtime, perfect for those who are born in the fifth month of the year.

If you’re looking forward to a birthday this month, or if you have loved ones with a May birthday, an emerald offers the perfect gift. Before you begin shopping for an alluring piece of emerald body jewelry, let’s talk about emeralds, what they symbolize, and why we love them.

Emerald Origins

Emeralds have a rich history dating back thousands of years. They are a variety of the mineral beryl, colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Among the more ancient gemstones, they were first mined in Egypt as early as 2000 BCE, and they quickly became the gems of royalty; Cleopatra herself was known for her love of this gorgeous green stone.

However, Egyptians weren’t the only ones who loved this mineral. The Romans prized emeralds for their beauty and believed they symbolized fertility and rebirth. They imported emeralds from Egypt and other regions where they were mined.

Today, Colombia is the biggest supplier of emeralds, but they can be found all over, including parts of Asia, the middle east, and even the US and Canada.

Symbolism and Meaning

Many attach the concepts of rebirth, renewal, peace, health, and growth to the emerald. In fact, some cultures believe that the emerald can help couples struggling with infertility, and others say that the emerald can help with certain health issues. They are believed to align the mind, body, and spirit, fostering a sense of unity and wholeness.

Emeralds are associated with wisdom, clarity of thought, and mental clarity. They are believed to enhance intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness.

In modern mysticism, some believe that the emerald is attached to the heart. Those who trust in crystals think that it can heal your heart, both physically and emotionally, and that it can encourage love.

Emeralds hold a rich tapestry of symbolism, encompassing themes of hope, love, protection, wisdom, prosperity, and balance.


Caring for Emerald Jewelry

Caring for emerald jewelry is important to maintain its beauty and longevity. Here are some tips for proper care:

▪️ To clean emerald jewelry, use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with mild soapy water. Gently wipe the surface of the emerald and the surrounding metal settings.

▪️ Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, including household cleaners, acids, and even some cosmetics.

▪️ Store your jewelry separately from other pieces to prevent scratching. Use individual pouches, soft jewelry boxes, or lined compartments in a jewelry box.

▪️  Excessive heat and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the color of emeralds to fade over time.

▪️ Periodically inspect your emerald jewelry for any loose or damaged stones, as well as signs of wear and tear on the metal settings. If you notice any issues, take your jewelry to a reputable jeweler for professional inspection and repair.

For more tips on how to care for your piercing jewelry, consult our Body Jewelry Care Guide.

Overall, emeralds have captivated civilizations throughout history with their striking green color and mystical allure, making them one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world.

Shop Emerald Jewelry

Our collection includes everything from nose rings, belly rings and labrets, to cartilage earrings. Check out some of our favorites.

Emerald Bezel-Set Curved Barbell
Emerald Double Nose Ring
Double Gemstone Nose Ring
Emerald Pear Shaped Flat Back Stud

Pairs Well With

Emeralds are beautiful as a stand-alone piece, but when paired with other gemstones, its benefits and attributes amplify. We suggest combining with Opal to unlock your inner potential, Amethyst to bring balance and harmony within, and Ruby to bring abundance, fortune, and luxury.

Opal and Diamond Clicker
Opal & Diamond 14k Gold Clicker Ring
Amethyst & Diamond Antiqued Cushion-Cut Navel Ring
Ruby w/Diamond Accent Flat Back Stud

Jess L

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