Coveted by royalty and wealthiest of individuals throughout history, emeralds have always been a sought after gemstone. As early as 330 B.C., Egyptians were mining these precious gems; the vibrant green stone is iconic for its color and beauty.
Just as spring symbolizes renewal and rebirth, so does this birthstone of May.
For the friends and family born in May, the emerald is the traditional gift. However, if giving this rare and precious stone is not in the cards this year, sending floral arrangements inspired by the shade can be. When thinking of gifts that exhibit the color green, lush plants and trees come to mind; but what you may not know is that there are plenty of flowers that are also grown in this hue. Roses, lilies, hydrangeas and many more blooms are found in various shades of green; with perhaps the most popular choice being the exotic cymbidium orchid.
The most valuable emeralds on the market are the ones that exude a clear, rich and vibrant deep green color; although emeralds do occur in shades from yellow-green to blue-green. It is extremely uncommon to find stones of perfect caliber. Therefore, many of the gems on the market have been enhanced in some way to improve their quality. Here at Central Square Florist, our greenery is bold and naturally beautiful. Celebrate the Emerald birthdays in your life with a dish garden, terrarium, succulent garden or potted plant that will not only bring a splash of green into their environment, but it is known to enhance air quality, productivity, and well-being.
Emeralds are found in 29 countries, but they don’t naturally occur here in Boston. But you can be sure that beautiful green flowers and lavish natural greenery is never lacking at Central Square Florist!