From The Bride's Book (1938)
Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring's sweet flow'ry month of May
And wears an emerald all her life.
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
The gifts of this gem are happiness in love, victory over sin and trial and the power to render the wearer invisible if she be unmarried. With the emerald, as with sapphires, one may wear the synthetic stone: for its colourful completement to the personality is quite as effective as that of the genuine emerald.
Once upon a time it was thought that the emerald foretold coming events and was an unfailing revealer of the truth. It was also supposed to improve the memory, and make one an eloquent and convincing orator.
Unfortunately, the emerald stone has rather fallen out of fashion these days. The result is that there is precious little availble to buy in new trendy shapes, but there's a bargain to be had in the antique market if you are enamoured of its hue.
This fabulous bangle just screams Versace and glamorous designer bling. I think I'd have to wear it with a hot pink max dress by a pool...
Not sure about its power to make you invisible: this emerald green silk wrap from Rebecca London will help you stand out in the crowd on a beach. And coordinated to this bikini, I will foretell forthcoming events for you and guarantee you victory over sin or, rather, victorious sinning.
Happy *belated* birthday, May!