The birthstone of May is the emerald, and although it is one of the few recognized precious gems in the world – along with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires – most people know very little about this deep green jewel. For instance, although the emerald is found in nearly 30 countries, finding an emerald of exceptional quality is very rare. In fact, a near perfect emerald is worth much more than a diamond of the same caliber; this is due to the inherent “inclusions”, or imperfections, that are present in nearly all emeralds. In fact, these inclusions are so common and accepted that when people create faux emeralds, they add the cracks and fissures.
Emeralds are the perfect representation of springtime, due to their rich green hue. Their meaning also adds to their significance as the ambassador of May – the stone signifies rebirth, vitality and renewal, expressions of spring. Although experts suggest giving emeralds as gifts, precious gems are not in everyone’s budget. Schaaf Floral has a suggestion on how to honor your loved ones celebrating in May and sticking to the emerald-inspired theme – give a gift of another green beauty, flowers! You may not realize just how many flowers grow in shades of green, but there are many striking examples that will make a unique and gorgeous bouquet. Green cymbidium orchids, hydrangea, bells of Ireland, roses, carnations, and mums will combine for a May arrangement second to none; adding succulents is a creative and dramatic way to make your gift a real stand-out.
Schaaf Floral is your premier Minneapolis go-to florist for May birthday arrangements or any gift occasion you may have this month. Make your loved ones green with envy – come to Schaaf Floral for all your gift giving needs.