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Pet Birthstones by Month – May

Pet Birthstones by Month - May

What is the pet birthstone for May?

Pet Birthstones by Month – May. Emerald is the birthstone for all pets born in May. Emeralds are such a gorgeous and natural looking gemstones. Their green colour comes from trace amounts of chromium, you can get a precise breakdown here. The word ’emerald’ comes from ancient Greek for ‘green gem’. Emeralds were originally mined in Egypt but Columbia is now the biggest producer producing anything from 50 to 95% of the annual gems. Emeralds are the rarest gemstone and are prized above all for their colour, the deeper the green the more valuable.

May Birthstone Meanings

It is the gem colour for all Taurian pets . This is for pets born between April 21st – May 20th. The favoured stone colour of Cleopatra, I think she was even buried with one. The Romans dedicated this stone to their Goddess of love, Venus. The green is a symbol of growth and spring and all things verdant, and of course love.

For love is the thing that binds us forever to our pets. The unconditional love is a deep, deep loss but that eternal bond continues forever. And although they are not with you every day they are always there in our hearts.

Emerald City

For me emeralds will always have very emotional links and memories. My cat Midnight has emerald eyes, she’s definitely a witches cat with her green eyes and black fur, her sister Pumpkin has orange eyes. My Mum’s engagement ring stone is an emerald, my Dad gave it to her to symbolise their love for the Emerald Isle they no longer lived in. And who – of my generation – could forget Dorothy and her brave pooch battling to save her friends and get back home to Kansas? I used to pretend I had a dog like Toto and was off to see The Wizard of Oz!

Birthstones and losing a pet.

Whatever month your pet was born being able to use that colour in a piece of memorial jewellery can be very comforting. I have my April’s ashes in a Tiffany Ring, an Eternity Ring and a Silver Teardrop. And whilst I wear the rings daily I save my teardrop pendant for days when I need an extra boost, it helps me to channel some of April’s general gorgeousness and gets me to put my best foot forward, even if I’m not really feeling my best.

Birthstone Pet Memorial Jewellery

Birthstones by Month – May. If you know the month of your beloved pet’s birth then you might like to choose to put their ashes into an appropriately coloured stone. It can make this difficult choice easier for some people. At the moment we’re unable to offer a clear version of the diamond colour so we use a ‘pink diamond’ colour but watch this space we have some very exciting news coming shortly which will change this….

Choosing a colour for your memorial jewellery can be both a difficult and lovely thing, if you have a favourite colour then the choice is simple but many people choose a colour based on the month of their pets birthday, their birthstone or star sign.

The following products are available in our birthstone colours:

Pet Memorial Rings –

Pet Memorial Pendants

Pet Memorial Charms

Here is the list of birthstones by month that might be helpful for you:

What are the pet birthstones by Zodiac signs?

Our birthstone range will also work for zodiac signs if you prefer to use these dates:

Zodiac SignsDates of Zodiac SignsZodiac Birthstone &
Ruling Planet
Zodiac Element &
AriesMarch 21 – April 20Diamond
TaurusApril 21 – May 20Emerald
GeminiMay 21 – June 21Pearl
CancerJune 22 – July 22Ruby
LeoJuly 23 – August 23Peridot
The Sun
VirgoAugust 24 – September 23Sapphire
LibraSeptember 24 – October 23Opal
ScorpioOctober 24 – November 22Topaz
SagittariusNovember 23 – December 21Turquoise
CapricornDecember 22 – January 20Garnet
AquariusJanuary 21 – February 19Amethyst
PiscesFebruary 20 – March 20Aquamarine

You can find the full year of birthstone months here

Custom Made Pet Birthstone Jewellery

We only work with the most experienced and skilled local jewellers. If you have a colour that you would like for your memorial jewellery just let us know and we will do our best to colour match it for you, please be aware we cannot guarantee an exact match as sometimes we are limited by the colours that are available for mixing.

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