Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but in May, the emerald takes center stage as the birthstone of the month. This deep green gem has been discovered in mines across the world, in 29 countries including the United States and Canada. Throughout history, the jewel has been favored by queens and emperors and has adorned everything from jewelry, to royal household items to Egyptian crypts. Symbolic of youth, vitality and rebirth, this beautiful stone continues to mesmerize and captivate.
Although the gift of an emerald is considered appropriate for those observing a May birthday, many people may find that just a bit extravagant. People’s Flowers has designed a creative way both to commemorate their day and pay homage to the birthstone in an alternate way – how about designing an emerald inspired bouquet? There are many amazing spring flowers you can use for a birthday arrangement, but are any of them green? The surprising answer is yes!
The emerald occurs in nature in many shades of green, from yellow-green to blue-green, with the most well-known shade being the prolific deep green. Likewise, flowers occur in all hues; for starters, we recommend the graceful green cymbidium orchid. This exotic floral representation of the emerald birthstone would make a stunning gift. Other choices include green hyacinth, green lilies, and roses, as well as green bells of Ireland and spider mums – all spectacular florals that will make a lasting impression. You may also consider using these green flowers as the featured blooms on a bouquet of many colors.
For other green options that honor the May birthstone, you may also select from many potted plants and trees. Whether you choose to send a gift observing the birthstone or to create a unique floral arrangement all your own – the designers at Peoples Flowers are here to assist in delivering the perfect gift to celebrate all your May birthdays.