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  • Emerald, the Birthstone of May

    May’s birthstone is the emerald.  The emerald belongs to the beryl family of minerals.  Beryl is a six-sided symmetrical crystal.  Beryl contains beryllium, aluminum, silicon and oxygen. Several historical artifacts were made of emeralds.  The crown of the Andes is set with about 450 emeralds. Emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones and are typically mined in Columbia, Brazil, Afghanistand and Zambia. Emeralds by nature…

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