Birthstones for May
Stones for the People born in the month of May
May – مئی میں پیدا ہونے والوں کیلئے موافق پتھر
- Agate – عقیق – (May Birthstones)
Agate is a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz. It is used as a semiprecious stone when it is of desirable quality and color.
Agate generally forms by the deposition of silica from groundwater in the cavities of igneous rocks. The agate deposits in concentric layers around the walls of the cavity, or in horizontal layers building up from the bottom of the cavity. These structures produce banded patterns that are characteristic of many agates. Some of these cavities are lined with crystals and those are known as geodes.
Agate occurs in a wide range of colors, which include brown, white, red, gray, pink, black, and yellow. The colors are caused by impurities and occur as alternating bands within the agate. The different colors were produced as groundwaters of different compositions seeped into the cavity. The banding within a cavity is a record of water chemistry change. This banding gives many agates the interesting colors and patterns that make it a popular gemstone.
- Sapphire – نیلم – (Second Birthstone for May)
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. Most people immediately think of a blue gem when they hear the name “sapphire”. That is because gem-quality specimens of the mineral corundum with blue color are called “sapphire” by definition. However, corundum occurs in many colors. When it is pink, orange, green, purple, yellow, or any of these other colors, the name “fancy sapphire” is used.
Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.
Some of the world’s finest sapphires have been mined in a Montana locality known as Yogo Gulch. If you know someone with a September birthday who lives in Montana, a Yogo sapphire might be the perfect birthstone gift. Creative Commons photo of a gem from Barnes Jewelry, Helena, Montana, by Montanabw.
- Emerald – زمرد، پنا – (Birthstones for May)
These are all May Birthstones for the people born in the month of May.