I like emeralds. Did you know that the emerald was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra? Elizabeth Taylor liked them because they set off her violet eyes. The emerald was and still is, I suppose, a symbol of fertility and rebirth, a good gemstone for May since May is when all that rebirth is going on...well, at least in the northern hemisphere.
The emerald was said to be able to be used to see the future. Well, I suppose that would mean that things weren't going to be rosey. Anyway, the emerald is, next to the ruby of course (my birthstone) my favorite. There is no problem so big, no heartbreak so sad, no molehill made mountain so high that an emerald can't make it better.